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EPI's Kiara Sime awarded September's DSP of the month

posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Waterloo, IA - Exceptional Persons, Inc.’s (EPI’s) employee Kiara Sime has joined EPI’s 5 Star Club as she was awarded September’s 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.  

In Kiara’s nomination it stated, “Kiara plays an important role in advocating for persons served.  She recognizes their wants and needs and is always trying to think about new and creative ways to provide services for persons served.”

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.