Celebration of National Direct Support Professionals Week



Celebration of National Direct Support Professionals Week, Featuring PA State Representatives


MEDIA CONTACT:  Bernice McHale – 267.767.0305, bmchale@spininc.org





SPIN Inc, a 45-year leader in the support of children and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism,  will kick-off a week-long celebration in honor of its award-winning team of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).  Pennsylvania State Representative Kevin Boyle will be in attendance to present a citation. Additional State Representatives will offer remarks.


The week of September 13th to the 19th has been designated both nationally and state-wide as a week to honor the incredible work that DSPs perform.  DSPs are passionate, determined, and professional.  They provide high quality, people-first services so that people with autism or developmental disabilities can live a life of possibilities.


SPIN’s DSP team is substantial, growing, and diverse, numbering  well over 600 people.





Friday, September 11th, 2015


Norcom Community Center

10980 Norcom Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 (Northeast Philadelphia)




PA State Representative Michael Driscoll (D), 173rd Legislative District

PA State Representative Pamela DeLissio (D), 194th Legislative District

PA State Representative Martina White (R), 170th Legislative District

PA State Representative Kevin Boyle (D), 172nd Legislative District

Kathy Brown-McHale, President and CEO of SPIN, Inc.




Over 100, diverse DSPs supporting adults with intellectual disabilities. Standing room only

State Legislators and CEO

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