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.

Yvonne Brand is being featured for her “innovation and creativity” 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 Yvonne in this short interview:

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

What one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?

What is something that you’ve learned working as a DSP?
“Patience. I’ve learned to understand others’ differences.”

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