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.

Patricia McKinnie is being featured for her “teamwork” 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 Patricia in this short interview:

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

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“Providing care, support, and encouragement throughout our person served journey of personal growth and development.”

What is something that you’ve learned working as a DSP?
“People are people. Treat everyone the way I want to be treated. In return, they give unconditional love and acceptance.”

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
“Going to the park and enjoying nature, taking pictures of the local creatures that co-exist together.”