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.

Lakesha Wilson 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 Lakesha 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 able to make a difference every day in the lives of each person served.”

What is something that you’re learned while working as a DSP?
“I learned that you have to be a team player to make things happen. I also learned that is important to get to know the persons served well and understand at what level they are at.”

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
“I design t-shirts and make jewelry.”