As you continue your essential work in supporting people with disabilities, we want to remind you that you are not alone and you are valued for the incredible work you do. The NADSP is committed to sharing words of encouragement for direct support professionals each week from our colleagues.
Last week, we shared words of encouragement from Dr. Craig Escudé, MD as he shared the importance of direct support professionals. This week, we reached out to our colleague and friend, Philadelphia Inquirer Journalist Ronnie Polaneczky. Ronnie was our NADSP Annual Conference Keynote Speaker in 2018. Many may be familiar with Ms. Polaneczky, as she is the acclaimed author of the investigative series “Falling Off the Cliff” for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. Ronnie oversees the Inquirer’s weekly Good News/Good Stories section, which celebrates the best of us — and the best in us — via tales of kindness, hope, inspiration, and common goodness.
In Ronnie Polaneczky’s video, she shares about how grateful she is for direct support professionals and how important they are. To watch Ronnie’s video, use this link.