April DSP of the Month awarded to EPI's Brian Brandau
by Katie Slade on Friday, May 10, 2013
Waterloo, IA - Exceptional Persons, Inc.’s (EPI’s) employee Brian Brandau has joined EPI’s 5 Star Club as he was awarded March Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the month.
EPI’s 5-Star Club was created to celebrate the outstanding work of DSP’s at EPI. Peers nominate fellow DSP’s and recipients are chosen from those nominations.
Brian’s nomination stated “Brian is always willing to change his work schedule as needed to fit the needs of the persons served as well as his coworkers. Brian assisted an individual with being safe through the overnight hours by reinforcing the individuals strengths and helping them to increase their self-esteem. He reviews all information with individuals and empowers them to advocate for themselves.”
EPI, founded in 1957 in Waterloo, Iowa, as Exceptional Persons, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization created as a catalyst for community based services for people with developmental and other related disabilities. Today’s EPI fosters the active community participation of people with disabilities through residential and transportation services, day activity centers, community living, as well as works to expand child care options and to improve the quality of child care available for families in Northeast Iowa. EPI serves over 5,500 children, adults, and families in Northeast Iowa a year and employs more than 400 dedicated individuals.