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.

Aida O’Neill is being featured for her “teamwork” in serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Learn more about Aida in this short interview:

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

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“Working and taking care the people we serve even though they have different personalities.”

What makes you proud to work with Ada S. McKinley?
“I love working with people. It makes me proud to be one of a group.”

What is something that you’ve learned while working as a DSP?
“To take it one day of a time.”

What is one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?
“Just keep your head up and continue to grow.”

What is one fun fact about yourself?
“I’m a happy and everybody loves me.”