Liberty ARC, the Montgomery County Chapter of The Arc New York, is proud to announce that Luis Rosario has been named the 2018 New York State Direct Support Professional (DSP) by The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR).
ANCOR’s Direct Support Professional Recognition Award is given to those who personify the values of ANCOR’s National Advocacy Campaign, which works to ensure a well-trained and sustainable direct support workforce. Nominees are judged on the work they’ve done to build social networks, substantive community participation and advocating for the people they serve.
Rosario was nominated by a fellow employee and was highlighted as an employee who “has a huge heart and is truly inspired to help people. He does not simply do things that people need, he assists them in learning how to do it for themselves.” It goes on to say he specifically has made a life changing impact for a couple he supports, “A husband and wife were very overweight and having a difficult time health wise. Rosario supported goals that were put in place for them to exercise [going to the gym, walking (with a Fitbit) and use of their own exercise equipment] as well as portion control. Both individuals have lost approximately 75 pounds and are feeling great!”