Local woman awarded ND Direct Support Professional of the Year award

shared courtesy of Minot Daily News

Sammie Haider of REM North Dakota, a part of The MENTOR Network, was named North Dakota Direct Support Professional of the Year.

Haider works at REM North Dakota’s program in Minot. She has been a direct support professional for over four years. Haider is known for the innovative ways in which she helps the individuals in her program thrive. She created a game to help an individual safely and efficiently stack sodas – a core responsibility of the job he was training for. After playing the game for a week, the individual improved his skills by leaps and bounds and was able to excel at work and increase his self-esteem.

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