Amber Nord with Award

Amber Nord – 2021 DSP MOHR Award Winner


WACOSA is excited to announce that our very own, Amber Nord, received a state-level Direct Support Professional (DSP) Award from the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) in November of 2021. The award was presented to Amber by Julie Johnson, President of MOHR.

“DSPs are the lifeline to services and supports for people with disabilities and we thank them,” said award organizer and MOHR Board Member Lynne Megan. “There are amazing creative supports that are happening each and every day by DSPs across our state.” Nord is receiving DSP honors for Greater Minnesota in the “Enrichment Focus” category.

“High among Nord’s skillsets is an ability to listen to WACOSA clients’ interests and prepare activities that increase their participation, teach new skills and recognize their abilities”, explains Vice President of Quality Assurance and Program Nancy Betts. “She truly does everything with the clients’ best interests and capabilities in mind,” said Betts. “Amber deserves to be recognized for her truly inspiring work with all people.”

Both Amber Nord and Jamal Omer, another WACOSA DSP, were nominated for the Enrichment Award from MOHR. WACOSA is extremely proud of all of the amazing DSP’s not only at WACOSA, but across the country, for the amazing work they do every day to create more opportunities for people of all ability levels.

Congratulations Amber!