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.

Sandra Pierce is being featured for her “teamwork” in serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Learn more about Sandra in this short interview:

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

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“Helping the people we support.”

What makes you proud to work with Ada S. McKinley?
“It has taught me to be patient.”

What is something that you’ve learned while working as a DSP?
“It is a rewarding experience.”

What is one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?
“Stick and stay. It is worth it.”

What is one fun fact about yourself?
“I’m a happy person within and a jokester.”