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New Lenox, ILLINOIS — Jacque Anderson makes it her mission each day to help at least one person she supports experience a sense of accomplishment. Today, Anderson was honored for an accomplishment of her own, as she was named the 2020 Direct Support Professional of the Year for Illinois by the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR).
Anderson has provided support to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities as an Independent Living Coach, or Direct Support Professional, at Trinity Services for eight years. She describes herself as someone who likes to try new things and have new experiences, and she uses this aspect of her personality to help the people she supports have more experiences, as well.
In receiving this recognition, Anderson joins 54 other recipients of ANCOR’s 2020 Direct Support Professional of the Year awards, chosen from a field of 300 nominees.