This is National Direct Support Professional Week (#DSPWeek) and we will be celebrating our team members internally all week. We are proud to have such an amazing, dedicated and passionate group of professionals who see their work as so much more than a job. They spend their days making a positive difference in the lives of others. We simply could not do the important work that we do without them. We will be spotlighting some of our team through social media this week and share some of their stories below.

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Meet Breauna

Breauna Stevenson is a direct support professional at LADD in Cincinnati


Breauna Stevenson has been part of LADD since last October. During the day she works as a teacher’s assistant in an intellectual disability classroom for Cincinnati Public Schools. And on evenings, weekends, and school breaks she accompanies Jason, Jerry, Beth, Susie and others as they experience our community, attend appointments, or accomplish other daily activities.

We asked her why she maintains two jobs, as that keeps her pretty busy. She told us, “My day with LADD is full of excitement and I never get tired of it. It doesn’t feel like I am working, I am just spending time with people I care about, with friends.”


Meet Kevin

Kevin Edwards is a direct support professional at LADD in Cincinnati


Celebrating National Direct Support Professional (DSP) Week, we’d like to introduce you to Kevin Edwards, MS, MA, LPCC, LICDC. Kevin works at our Victory Parkway Campus on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights and during the week, he is a counselor at St Joseph Orphanage. Kevin helped to organize a walking group at LADD that meets every week in one of Cincinnati’s parks. It is a fun way to get together, have fun and exercise. Thanks Kevin, for all you do!

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