DSP

People dancing and smiling. Staff from YAI’s Queens region hold a dance-off at last year’s DSP recognition event.
Tue, September 10, 2019
On September 9, residences and programs across the YAI Network celebrated the start of Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week. Starting this week and running through October, each YAI region will host events to celebrate their DSPs with a day of food, music, and fun. DSPs will also be given awards for longevity and service, as chosen by their peers.
Justine Ortiz
Mon, September 10, 2018
Justine Ortiz has been a dedicated employee at YAI for five years. During this time, she has shown tremendous growth, professionally and personally. She started her employment as a DSP in a Day Hab program in Manhattan. A fierce advocate, Justine is always looking out for the people she supports and loves the community inclusion aspect of her job. She is constantly on the go, securing volunteer sites in the community for not only her group but others as well. Justine moved to a smaller Day Hab...
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