All Ways Caring is proud to announce that Jon Ball received the 2022 Idaho DSP of the
Year Award from the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). Jon was selected out of hundreds of nominees and hundreds of thousands of such caregivers in the country. Nominees are evaluated by ANCOR based on their person-centered nature, leadership in thought and action, relationships built, and innovation in care and service delivery.
Jon has compassion, joy, and positivity in his life, which comes through in his work with the individuals he supports. He brings a sense of peace, creating a comforting calmness and serenity to the individuals.
It’s important to Jon to take the time to get to know the individuals he supports. He utilizes their strengths towards completing their goals and incorporates positive affirmations to redirect the individuals when they exhibit challenging behaviors, which helps them focus and have a calm and clear mind.
Jon works to bring people together, share ideas, and provide assistance when needed. He uses every opportunity to learn and grow – suggestions from the Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional manager, monthly training lessons, continuing education classes, and the people he meets in his community. He uses each moment and experience as an opportunity to learn from others and use it to help those he cares for to learn and grow.
Each year, ANCOR honors a DSP from each state who has gone above and beyond to ensure the safety, well-being and inclusion in the community of the people they support. DSPs serve a critical role in communities nationwide, providing compassionate, quality, and around-the-clock care to individuals with disabilities.