By Jan Alario, Residential Support Services

I love my PCA (personal care attendant) Anna to death. She makes me happy and makes me smile. She encourages me to try new things and teaches me to do things for myself. I can always depend on her to be there for me. She makes me feel extra special.

This week we’re recognizing the Direct Support Professionals that help individuals with disabilities lead the lives they want in the community of their choosing. To show just how much our DSP’s mean to us, we asked certain ArcGNO participants to spotlight their favorite DSP.  This spotlight is written by participant Jan Alario. Anna O’quinn is a DSP in Residential Support Services  where she provides support to families who have a family member with an intellectual disability.