Richard Mecha – Nominee, ANCOR 2021 DSP of the Year Massachusetts
Richard is a direct support professional (DSP) who works in a staffed residence in Massachusetts. He worked closely with an individual who struggled with getting out in the community. Richard regularly offered the individual opportunities, even though they weren’t always successful. Richard didn’t give up, and he encouraged his fellow staff members to persist, too. With Richard’s support, this individual met his community goal and increased his decision-making skills. Richard also fosters relationships. Richard helped two men with limited communication to identify activities they both enjoyed. Now the two choose to watch wrestling together and share a love of the woods.