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.

Natalie White 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 Natalie in this short interview:

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

What makes you proud to work for Ada?
“Every day is a different adventure. No two days are the same.”

What one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?
“Be a good listener and have a lot of patience.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“Making a difference is an individual’s life. Seeing them smile is very rewarding.”