The Sunrise Commitment is a blog series focused on our research-based and person-centered approach to providing critical supports to people with disabilities.
Dr. Zenida Driver is the new Executive Director for Sunrise Community of Pennsylvania. We asked Zenida to share a little bit about herself, read more to find out what she had to say.
Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) have reintroduced the Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act which aims to revise the Standard Occupational Classification system to create a distinct code for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).
Stacy Songer began her career with Sunrise in Greeneville, Tennessee on June 16, 2009. She decided to return to school while working full-time and will soon be graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology!
National Nurses Week is celebrated from May 6th to May 12th every year. During this time, we can shine an even brighter spotlight on the nursing staff at Sunrise that devote their lives to taking care of the people we support.
This Autism Awareness Month (AAM), take the time to promote acceptance, spread public awareness, and foster meaningful change to create a truly inclusive society. Let’s talk about how we can celebrate AAM and help our neurodivergent friends, family, and neighbors year-round.
LaTrice Penny is the new Executive Director for Sunrise Community of Virginia. We asked LaTrice to share a little bit about herself, read more to find out what she had to say.
The Sunrise family was saddened to hear about the passing of Dick Hoyt, Boston Marathon icon and disability advocate. Dick and his son, Rick, are recognized within the disability community for running in 32 Boston Marathons together. Although Sunrise will mourn his loss, his legacy and the impact of his accomplishments will live on for years to come.
Although Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is only recognized in March, take it upon yourself to raise awareness every day!