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.

Ayonda Muhammad 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 Ayonda in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“2 years and 1 month.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“The most rewarding part of my job is being able to work with this population and learn with our persons served.”

What is something that you’re learned while working as a DSP?
“I have learned to treat people how you want to be treated, regardless of a disability. Also, expected the unexpected.”

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
“I love music.”