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.

Adrien Morris is being featured for her “teamwork, innovation, and excellence” in serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Learn more about Adrien in this short interview:

How long have you been working with Ada S. McKinley?
“Almost 2 years.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“Making my persons served happy and seeing the smiles on their faces every morning when they wake up on my shift.”

What makes you proud to work with Ada S. McKinley?
“Being a part of the team, being connected to Ada!”

What is something that you’ve learned while working as a DSP?
“Compassion, professionalism and advocacy.”

What is one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?
“Having compassion, being understanding, and listening is most important.”