Help Us Honor
Direct Support Professionals
Do you have a favorite People Inc. Direct Support Professional? You can nominate an outstanding frontline People Inc. staff member who provides services for you or your loved one by submitting a nomination for a Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the Year Award. An impartial committee will select the honorees and each winner will receive a monetary award. Winners will be announced during the National Direct Support Professional Week, September 10 - 16.
To be considered, staff must meet the following criteria:
- Be a full- or part-time People Inc. employee for at least six months and in good standing
- Spend 85% to 100% of their time in a direct support role (cannot be a supervisor)
- Must be in a position that is subject to the DSP Evaluation tool under OPWDD Regulations.
Nominations are open through July 31 and there are two ways to nominate a DSP:
o Online: Click here to nominate a Direct Support Professional for DSP of the Year!
o Phone: Call the Advocacy Department at 716-322-7070 and leave a message with the name of the staff member you want to nominate, your name and your phone number. Someone will call you back to assist with the nomination process. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for assistance.
For questions about the online nominations, call Michael Atticus O’Shea at 716.817.7471.