Jennifer Tissot is the newest Executive Director for Sunrise in South Carolina. We asked Jennifer to share a little bit about herself, read more to find out what she had to say.
From the onset of the pandemic, safety efforts across the organization have been plentiful. The availability of the COVID vaccine makes it possible to take our efforts a step further and has brought new hope for health and wellness. We are always looking for ways to strongly encourage all Sunrise employees to get the vaccine. At one of our locations Dan Childs, Behavioral Specialist, felt compelled to further emphasize the importance of getting vaccinated.
As more folks than ever turn to digital entertainment for holiday cheer, representation on screen is crucial. Lifetime (TV network) made television history this December by casting Ali Stroker as the network’s first lead actor with a disability.
Thanks to our incredible supporters, Give Miami Day 2020 was a rousing success unlike any from the years before!
At Sunrise, our employees are our greatest asset, and supporting them is a top priority. A shining example of a Sunrise employee who demonstrates continuous professional growth is Peggie Burton.
Our Refuge from the Storm program was developed so that the needs of people with disabilities are thoroughly covered during the hurricane season. This Give Miami Day, November 19th, we encourage you to share our campaign with your friends and family.
Sunrise and Zot Artz started their professional relationship in 2000 when Dwayne presented at a Board retreat. Since then, Dwayne has conducted many trainings at Sunrise day programs. On October 21st, Sunrise had the pleasure of hosting a virtual Lunch and Learn with Zot Artz.
If you are someone who wants to enact positive change in the world but are unsure of how to start, consider becoming a Direct Support Professional (DSP). We asked former and current DSPs about their experiences, the positive impact of their work, and what input they have for someone who is considering becoming a DSP.
This October, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which honors America’s workers with disabilities and reminds employers of the importance of inclusive hiring practices. The theme for the 2020 observance of NDEAM is “Increasing Access and Opportunity.”