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DSPs Utilizing CQL's Personal Outcome Measures®

To celebrate the 2016 DSP Recognition Week, which occured from September 11th through September 17th, CQL and NADSP encouraged people receiving supports and provider organizations to submit stories about Direct Support Professionals who are empowering others to achieve personally-defined outcomes. Below is a listing of the stories that were featured during this week. You can learn how DSPs utilized Personal Outcome Measures® to help support people to pursue their dreams.

 

Damon Postell: Supporting Lenin To Find His Voice

Damon Postell: Supporting Lenin To Find His Voice

Lenin was supported by Damon, a DSP from The Center For Family Support, to find his creative outlet in Spoken Word Poetry.

 

 

Ashley Golson: Supporting Johnny To Get His Driver's License

Ashley Golson: Supporting Johnny To Get His Driver's License

Johnny identified through the Personal Outcome Measures® that he wanted to obtain his driver's license, and Ashley Golson, a DSP from Arc of Chemung, supported him to get behind the wheel. 

 

 

Lindsay: Supporting The Unbreakable Bonds Of Friendship

Lindsay: Supporting The Unbreakable Bonds Of Friendship

Lindsay, a DSP from Community Living London, helped support Shawn to visit a friend in England for the trip of a lifetime.

 

Lisa Rosekrans: Connecting Families Through Personal Outcome Measures®

Lisa Rosekrans: Connecting Families Through Personal Outcome Measures®

Support Specialist Lisa Rosekrans is one of the Arc of Steuben’s DSPs, and has supported Etta to reconnect with her daughter, after not seeing her for 10 years.

 

Mike Mizgala: Supporting Me Through School

Mike Mizgala: Supporting Me Through School

Letisia writes about how one of her support staff, Mike, helped her through college courses, providing emotional support and educational encouragement in school.

 

 

Mary Frank: Helping Volunteer Opportunities Take Off

Mary Frank: Helping Volunteer Opportunities Take Off

Jasper shared through Personal Outcome Measures® that he wanted to work at the airport with his grandfather. Mary Frank, a DSP from Community Connections, Inc., helped support him in pursuing his dream.



Becky Farr: Supporting Michael To Achieve His Goals

Becky Farr: Supporting Michael To Achieve His Goals

Becky Farr, a DSP from St. Lawrence NYSARC, supports Michael with his goals and dreams concerning three indicators, including Choosing Personal Goals, Maintaining Intimate Relationships, and Continuity and Security. 

 

Rene & Jessilyn: Supporting Me To Get Behind The Wheel

Rene & Jessilyn: Supporting Me To Get Behind The Wheel

Amanda wrote a letter sharing how Rene and Jessilyn, DSPs from Herkimer ARC, helped support her in working to get her driver's permit.



Rita: Promoting Trust and Respect As A DSP

Rita: Promoting Trust and Respect As A DSP

TN DIDD shares how Rita has helped empower a person she supports to become an advocate for herself and ensure that she is respected.

 

 

Casey Potts: Committed To Improving Quality of Life

Casey Potts: Committed To Improving Quality of Life

Casey Potts is embracing CQL's Personal Outcome Measures® to understand what really matters to Daren, and support him in improving his quality of life.

 

 

Chandra Day: Helping Rob Achieve Employment Outcomes

Chandra Day: Helping Rob Achieve Employment Outcomes

Chandra Day, a DSP from Community Connections Inc., has supported Rob to achieve his employment outcomes, by getting a job that he loves.