The MENTOR Network

Margaret Cavaness Direct Support Professional, California MENTOR

Margaret Cavaness’s role as a Direct Support Professional extends from the day program in Bakersfield, California, where she supports adults with a broad range of intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities, to her network of advocates for individuals with disabilities throughout the region. “One of Margaret’s greatest accomplishments as a DSP over the past 12 years is the support she provides individuals in their participation with People First, a state-wide self-advocacy program,” says Audrey Stewart-Martin, Program Director at Cole Vocational Services and Margaret’s nominator.

Watch Margaret accept her 2013 Ripple of Hope Award and be honored alongside her fellow winners in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center.