In honor of Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 10-16, 2023), we are excited to take this opportunity to recognize DSP’s from our Residential and Community Day Services programs – the heart and soul of supports for people with disabilities.

Ava Brown is being featured for her “teamwork” in serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Learn more about Ava in this short interview:

How long have you been working with Ada S. McKinley?
“6 months.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“Talking to the people we serve and listening to their goals.”

What makes you proud to work with Ada S. McKinley?
“I am proud to work with Ada S. McKinley because I enjoy working with the people we serve.”

What is something that you’ve learned while working as a DSP?
“Everyday is different from yesterday.”

What is one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?
“You have to have plenty of patience.”

What is one fun fact about yourself?
“I like to encourage people.”