Each year the Florida Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (FADSP) recognizes DSPs throughout Florida who have made a significant impact in the lives of people with disabilities. This year, Sunrise’s very own Oliguine Robergeau, was selected as an honoree for her selflessness and commitment to the people she serves. We are so proud to have Oliguine on the Sunrise team. Thanks for all you do!
Without the years of grassroots organizing, protesting, and litigation, all for the advancement of the disability community, there would be no Americans with Disabilities Act today. We have outlined several ways to be an ally for people with disabilities and continue to fight for accessibility and inclusion.
We are thrilled to announce that our very own Cassandre Joseph was selected as the 2021 Florida Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the Year among hundreds of other exceptional nominees! Cassandre has been working as DSP with Sunrise Community – South Miami-Dade for three years and exemplifies the values and mission of the agency in her work. Join us as we celebrate Cassandre on this fantastic accomplishment.
With the 31st anniversary of the ADA approaching, let’s take a look at some significant moments that led to one of the most comprehensive pieces of Disability Rights legislation in American history.
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.