County accepting nominations for Commission on Disabilities Awards
— The Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities is now accepting nominations for its 30th annual Disabilities Awards program. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, September 1.
The awards program seeks to recognize individual achievements of people with disabilities and activities undertaken by individuals, groups or organizations that contribute to the welfare of people with disabilities.
“In these challenging times, it’s particularly important for us to come together to recognize selfless individuals for their sacrifice, perseverance in the face of adversity and commitment to helping those in need,” said Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski.
“I want to thank the Baltimore
County Commission on Disabilities for continuing this proud tradition in holding their 30th annual awards program and I strongly encourage county residents to consider nominating a candidate today.”
Seven award categories will be considered involving activities related to education, employment, advocacy, volunteerism and accessibility. or private grade school, high school or college in Baltimore County, and who is an exceptional role model not only for students with disabilities, but for all students. Teacher of the Year Award A teacher who, through exceptional effort both in and outside of the classroom, instills in others a positive attitude and acceptance of persons with disabilities, and promotes inclusive education best practices. This person must teach in Baltimore County in any public or private program from preschool to postsecondary. disabilities. The business or agency will have an exceptional record of practicing equal opportunity in employment for people with disabilities.
A full or part-time employee with a disability who lives or works in Baltimore County, is fully integrated into the workforce, and is a model not only for persons with disabilities but for all employees to emulate. persons with disabilities in Baltimore County.
Award winners at the 2019 Commission on Disabilities Awards.