In honor of Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 11-17, 2022). We are proud to take this opportunity to recognize the dedicated direct support professionals at Ada S. McKinley.

Aida O’Neill is being featured for her “excellence” in serving to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a Direct Service Professional within our Employment and Community Support Services program.

Learn more about Aida in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“9 months.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“The most rewarding part of my job is being there for our persons served and make them happy. I love to see them laugh and have a good time.”

What is something that you’re learned while working as a DSP?
“I have learned that every person served have different capabilities and are very unique.”

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
“I love to spend time with my son and pets.”