Each year, we celebrate The Arc staff in conjunction with Maryland Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week.
This year the celebration is September 11th – 16th, 2022.
Due to continuing COVID concerns, we are unable to have an in person celebration together, but we will be recognizing our staff’s dedication with gifts and an outdoor tailgate event.
We are asking families of the people supported by The Arc of Howard County to consider making a gift in support of the celebration as an expression of your thanks. Gifts can be monetary or a gift card contribution; any amount is greatly appreciated!
The Amanda and Jill Dean Direct Support Award was created to recognize an exceptional employee in the Direct Support professional field at The Arc of Howard County. This award is presented annually and includes a $1,000 cash gift to the recipient. Employees eligible for this award can be any staff (Direct Support Professionals, Direct Support Managers, and/or Employment Specialists) who are directly engaged in the day-to-day support of people served by The Arc of Howard County.
Employees who are nominated must be in good standing with the agency and must have worked at least one year for The Arc of Howard County.
We encourage all staff of The Arc of Howard County, people supported by The Arc of Howard County and families of those supported by The Arc of Howard County, to consider nominating someone who they feel has gone above and beyond this year! All nominations will be evaluated and assessed for eligibility.