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Residential Managers with Horizons Earn DSP-1 Certification

April 9, 2019
By Anesa McGregor , Emmetsburg News

by Anesa McGregor

Two Residential Managers with Horizons Unlimited, Kate Simonson and Jeff Crawford earned their Direct Support Professionals-1DSP-1) Certification through the National Alliance for Direct Support Professional's E-Badge Accademy.

E-Badges are important in two ways.

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HORZONS UNLIMITED Residential Manager Kate Simonson and Jeff Crawford earned their DSP-1 Certification.
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First it gives the DPS an opportunity to visually show their accomplishments. the opportunity is there to demonstrate a relevant and up-to-date skill set, highlight their professional achievements, and document the value they have added to the people they support and their employer.

For agencies, this is a good way to show your support for your employees professional and the impact they are having on the people they are supporting.

Managers' Kate and Jeff are only the 4th & 5th persons in the United States to have earned this accomplishment thus far.

Horizons Unlimited is a member of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP).

The NADSP works to elevate the status of direct support professionals by improving practice standards, promoting system reform, and advancing their knowledge, skills, and values through certification, credentialing, training, professional development, and accreditation services.

If you would like more information about the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals, please visit their website at



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