Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Apply for 5 Award Programs focusing on Inclusive Education, Integrated Employment, Significant Disabilities, Positive Images in Media and Supportive Relationships

TASH- Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion for People with Disabilities

Nominations for the 2012 TASH Awards Program are now being accepted. To ensure consideration of your nomination, please return the award form to TASH by Thursday, September 13, 2012.
Each year, TASH honors those whose contributions have advanced equity, opportunity and inclusion for people with disabilities, and whose actions set a high standard for human rights every day. Recipients will be acknowledged during the 2012 TASH Conference, November 28-December 1, in Long Beach, California. TASH invites you to review the following award types and submit your nomination for consideration. The following award types are available, and descriptions and links to award forms are provided below:

The purpose this award is to honor the important and courageous contributions of individuals and school districts in advancing inclusive education and equitable opportunities for students pre-school through grade 12, particularly those with the most significant disabilities and support needs. Nominations are requested for individuals, schools and districts that are consistent with TASH’s mission regarding inclusive education. Awards categories include: School District, Administrator, Teacher, School, and Advocate/Family/Self-Advocate

This award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to increasing access to community, integrated employment for persons with significant disabilities. The focus of the award may be related either to a lifelong body of work or to work performed within a current year. Recipients may include employment professionals, researchers, state agency personnel, professors, legislators, family members or employers.

This award is presented to a doctoral student enrolled in a program in education or a related field, and who demonstrates potential for leadership in teaching, scholarship, and service on behalf of people with significant disabilities. The individual needs to have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to working in partnership with people with disabilities.  The Alice H. Hayden Emerging Leader Award is available in the following award categories: Leadership in Teaching, Leadership in Scholarship and Research, Leadership in Service

The TASH Positive Images in the Media Award honors presentations in print, film or other forms of media that promote positive images of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life. Awardees are recognized for their contribution to the elimination of stereotypes by portraying people with disabilities and their lives accurately with recognition of the complexities of being human. Awardees are requested to have their material available in alternative formats that are optimally accessible to all viewers and participants.

Larry J. Brumond Supportive Relationship -
This award annually honors two individuals who have maintained a mutually supportive relationship for at least five years in which the dreams and aspirations of the support recipient are supported in that person’s chosen home and community.

TASH shared a link.

Award Programs | TASH

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