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.

Jada Pace 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 Jada in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“I’ve worked at Ada S. McKinley for 3 months.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“The most rewarding part of my job is to share joy with the persons served. Let them know we are here to deal with day-to-day issues they may face.”

What is something that you’re learned while working as a DSP?
“What I have realized as a DSP is that everything isn’t always easy. However, you just have to stay persistent.”

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
“I am a very good basketball player and I love to cook.”