INARF’s national partner ANCOR has announced its 2016 DSP Award recipients. The recipient of the 2016 National Direct Support Professional Recognition Award is Joshua Alford of Independent Opportunities in Somerset, KY. ANCOR will present the award to Alford at a ceremony honoring Direct Support Professionals (DSP) from across the nation on May 3rd at ANCOR's 2016 Conference: Get Smart! Get Inspired! Get It Done! in Chicago, IL in front of an anticipated audience of nearly 400 attendees. Indiana’s 2016 State Direct Support Professional Recognition Award winner was Penny Hostetler of INARF member organization Dungarvin Indiana.
Since 2007, ANCOR has honored exceptional Direct Support Professionals with the Direct Support Professional Recognition Award for exemplary work in furthering community inclusion and full participation for the many Americans living with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities. Josh Alford was the standout of this year's field of 242 nominees. ANCOR also named state recipients of the DSP Recognition Award in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.
INARF congratulates Mr. Alford and Ms. Hostetler on the receipt of these prestigious awards.