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.

Leslie Austin 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 Leslie in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“8 years.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“The most rewarding part is watching the person’s served advance in different areas of their lives.”

What is something that you’re learned while working as a DSP?
“I have learned to have plenty of patience with myself and the persons served.”

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
“I am very lively and love to entertain people. I always to be positive while handling situations.”