Appreciation Awards – Nominations Open!

The Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day Committee is now accepting nominations for the “Celebrating 30 years of Awareness” 30th Annual Appreciation Awards ceremony, Thursday May 24, 2018, at the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center.

This year the awards will be given in five categories:

  • FAMILY/CAREGIVER/ADVOCATE: A parent, guardian, family member, or advocate who has played a
    significant role in enhancing the life of an individual with a developmental disability.
  • SERVICE PROVIDER: An employee, volunteer, or other professional service provider who has
    actively and successfully worked to develop or access programs or services that help individuals
    move forward in their lives.
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: An individual or group working in the community that has gone the “extra mile” to help enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities. **Particular media recognition would fall under this category, whether an individual reporter or a publication**
  • PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT: A person with a developmental disability who is not a professional or service provider who has made successful strides towards greater independence and has helped other individuals to do the same.
  • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: A professional who has dedicated their career to enhancing the
    lives of individuals with a disability.

If you’d like to nominate someone, please complete the form that can be found here: DDDay Award Nomination Letter 2018 and submit it to:

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day Awards Committee
c/o Connie Schmidt
4020 Lockport Avenue
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Nomination forms must be received no later than March 17, 2018. 

Nominators may be called for additional information about the nominees. Award winners and their nominators will be notified by April 21, 2018.

For more information, please call Connie Schmidt at 716-425-7339. THANK YOU!