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dateSeptember 12, 2017userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: 2017 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, Day 2

As we continue to celebrate Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, today we highlight three more of the Direct Support Professionals, or Community Support Professionals as we call them as ASN, who make the mission of ASN a reality for so many individuals.

Thanks for all you do!

Debbie Vaillencourt has been an employee of ASN since 2001. She has worked with a number of individuals, providing both direct support and speciallized companionship supports. Debbie has provided supports to one woman throughout her entire tenure at ASN. Debbie has and continues to work hard to insure that this individual has the most fun, rewarding, and adventurous life possible. They go swimming, fishing, walking, and camping. They go to Silver Dollar City, the fair, get manicures, and pampered at the salon. Debbie makes sure this person gets to experience life in many ways, despite the person’s limitations. And their adventure continues to this day! 

Lakeshia Frazier is one of those people who always smiles, even when things aren’t going so well. When everyone is down and out, Lakeshia comes and lightens up the room. She’s very positive and a great role model. Lakeshia goes above and beyond in so many ways for the individuals she supports and for her teammates. Lakeshia is someone you can count on no matter what you need her to do. She has a great personality, and she has never let her team down. Lakeshia works with a number of different people in the Camden area and treats everyone she works with with dignity and respect. She is a huge asset to ASN’s South Arkansas services, and the team there appreciates everything she does to make ASN better. 

Jim Mears has been apart of the ASN family for more than five years. Jim goes above and beyond his assigned job duties. He works with a “person-first” attitude and shows nothing but care and compassion for whomever he works with. Jim has great relationships with the individuals he supports, and the people he serve speak highly of him. Jim has a caring heart and just the right attitude needed when it comes to helping individuals with disabilities. He’s a great asset to ASN and helps make quality life in the community a reality for all of the folks he supports. 

 

Tune in tomorrow to learn about more of ASN’s greatest resources, our direct support personnel.

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