dateSeptember 13, 2016userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: 2016 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, Day 2

As we continue to celebrate Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, today we highlight three more of the Direct Support Professionals, or Community Support Professionals as we call them as ASN, who make the mission of ASN a reality for so many individuals.  Thanks for all you do!


Sherry Andress works in the Fort Smith area and has been an employee of ASN for almost two years.  She cares about the individuals she supports and goes above and beyond to advocate for their needs.  Sherry puts the individuals she supports first, and, because of that, the individuals she provides services to respect her and enjoy having her around.  She’s always willing to pitch in to help cover shifts, and recently she has helped two of the individuals she supports get jobs.

Joyce Burkett has spent the last eight years going above and beyond her basic job duties every day.  She makes sure the individual she supports has everything he needs and provides him her undivided attention.  Joyce works to ensure the person she supports feels comfortable, and she prioritizes his wants and needs above all things.  She has provided vital consistency and dependability that has been so important for the quality of life of the person she serves.

Amaro Sow is always on the front line helping his team with anything that is needed, even recruiting other employees.  For two and a half years now, he’s been willing to provide supports to anyone and everyone.  He is often the first to work with individuals transitioning into services who have yet to develop stability in their day-to-day routines.  Sow, as he’s often referred to, adapts seamlessly to individuals’ differing personalities and needs.  He works hard at studying the individuals he supports to learn each of them as individuals and to be able to do what is right to help them achieve their goals.


Tune in tomorrow to learn about  more of ASN’s greatest resources, our direct support personnel.

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