Community Services Direct Support Professional Receives Award

Community Services Direct Support Professional Receives Award

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DSP George Miller Selected for Annual Award

From left: Community Services' Joe Pendergast & George Miller with NYSACRA's Helen Hanes

From left: Community Services’ Joe Pendergast & George Miller with NYSACRA’s Helen Hanes

Community Services is honored by George’s recognition of his service and support to people with developmental disabilities.

George received his award on Friday, June 14th at the Western Region 2013 Direct Support Professional conference in Kueka Park, NY.   The conference was co-hosted by the Direct Support Professional Alliance of New York State (DSPANYS) and NYSACRA (New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies).

Each June, employees from voluntary agencies similar to Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled from all around New York State descend upon Keuka College for the annual Keuka Lake Conference.  The conference, which has been operating for the past 31 years, selects one Direct Support Professional that has gone above and beyond in the performance of their job.

George has been employed with Community Services since June 2012 as a Day Hab Instructor at Community Services 1377 Abbott Road program. In his time at CSDD, George has worked to provide those attending the Abbott Day Hab with numerous opportunities to become more actively involved in their community.

George recently connected some of the folks that had an interest in cars and trucks with Basil Chevrolet. In addition spending some time at the dealership, they were able to participate in creating a commercial with the dealership.

George has also worked to connect those attending the Abbott Day Hab with their local politicians; including the Buffalo Mayor, Byron Brown; Lackawanna Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski and NYS Senator Tim Kennedy.  These meetings created an opportunity to learn about the things that were happening in the community and point out the importance of continued state funding of agencies like Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled.

Thank you George for you dedication and for truly Living the Community Services Mission.

 

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