In honor of Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 12-18, 2021). We are proud to take this opportunity to recognize the dedicated direct support professionals at Ada S. McKinley.

Lolita Meacham is being featured for her “teamwork” in serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a direct service professional within our Employment and Community Support Services program.

Learn more about Lolita in this short interview:

What is the most rewarding part of your role as a DSP?
“That I am helping to make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve.”

What one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?
“Treat our individuals the way you would want to be treated!”

What is something that you’ve learned working as a DSP?
“Not to underestimate what the individuals we serve are capable of doing for themselves.”

What is one fun fact about yourself?
“I love to sing but I can’t hold a note.”