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.

Trafalgar Thomas 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 Trafalgar in this short interview:

What is the most rewarding part of your role as a DSP?
“Working with the persons served and teaching them new things.”

What one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?
“To have patience with the individuals. Consider how they think about things.”

What is one fun fact about yourself?
“I love to sing in my church choir.”