Alyssa Fumo award

MAY 4, 2017, WORCESTER, MA –Lead Staff Cited for Outstanding Work from Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP)

Chicopee’s Alyssa Fumo of The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium’s Home & Community Connections program has won the “Direct Support Professional Award” for the Western region from the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers. Fumo received her award at the ADDP Lead! Conference and Expo on Thursday May 4th at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Fumo is currently the Lead Staff at The Consortium’s Home & Community Connections’ home in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Alyssa has taken the initiative to organize the list of expectations and responsibilities for care of

the four women who reside at the home. She has been a great support to the Residential Coordinator and has been a confident, respectful motivator to all. Alyssa has especially become interested in supporting people receiving palliative care, supporting them while continuing to give their lives meaning and joy.

“Alyssa is always willing to learn and keeps up with the ongoing trainings required to efficiently address the challenging needs of the people she supports,” said Marylou Sullivan, Executive Director at The Consortium. “Her stellar teamwork engenders a spirit of trust from her colleagues who can be sure Alyssa will always provide the utmost excellence in her support, skills and care”.

“Direct Support Professionals like Alyssa are the foundation of the human services sector in Massachusetts,” said Gary Blumenthal, the President and Chief Executive Officer of ADDP. “There are hundreds of thousands of people living with disabilities in Massachusetts who rely on Direct Support Professionals to provide a wide variety of critical services that allow them to live more independent lives. Alyssa and her colleagues enable this to happen every day all across our Commonwealth.”