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A heartfelt thank you to all direct support professionals!

Posted September 18, 2020 in Press Releases

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In celebration of Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 13-19), LEAP would like to honor and thank all Northeast Ohioans who empower people with disabilities to live independently, participate in community life and find and maintain fulfilling employment.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the selfless, caring and compassionate nature emblematic of direct support professionals and reinforced the essential role they play in promoting accessible and integrated communities.

“Direct support professionals are some of the most dedicated and hardworking members of the workforce yet are often underappreciated and undercompensated,” said Cheryl Gorham, LEAP’s independent living services director. “They play a critical role in empowering and supporting people with disabilities to be independent, contributing members of our communities.”

Thank you again to all direct support professionals in Northeast Ohio! Your efforts help us further our mission of advancing a society of equal opportunity for all persons, regardless of disability.