In honor of Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 10-16, 2023), we are excited to take this opportunity to recognize DSP’s from our Residential and Community Day Services programs – the heart and soul of supports for people with disabilities.

Ruth Little is being featured for her “teamwork, innovation, and excellence” in serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Learn more about Ruth in this short interview:

How long have you been working with Ada S. McKinley?
“3 years.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“The happiness of the people I serve and spending time with them.”

What makes you proud to work with Ada S. McKinley?
“Being able to keep the people we serve engaged and dong arts and crafts with them.”

What is something that you’ve learned while working as a DSP?
“Compassion and dedication.”

What is one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?
“Try to be understanding.”

What is one fun fact about yourself?
“I love music.”