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.

Wendy Orange 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 Wendy in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“I’ve worked at Ada S. McKinley for 2 years.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“The most rewarding part is helping our persons served. Being a DSP, is making a difference.”

What is something that you’re learned while working as a DSP?
“I have learned to have patience. I learned to have an understanding of each person served skills, desires, and habits.”

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
“I like watching reality shows.”