NC Developmental Disabilities Council Seeks Nominations for Leadership Awards

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The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) is seeking nominees from across the State for the 2019 Advocacy and Leadership Awards. Hosted by NCCDD, the awards recognize self-advocates, family members and professionals whose work has improved the quality of life for people with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities.

The awards include the Jack B. Hefner Memorial Award, the Helen C. “Holly” Riddle Distinguished Service Award and the North Carolina Leadership Achievement Award.

The North Carolina Leadership Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding North Carolina self-advocate whose work has improved the quality of life for people with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities (I/DD).

The Jack B. Hefner Memorial Award recognizes family members or volunteers who are advocating and building a better North Carolina for people with I/DD.

The Helen C. “Holly” Riddle Distinguished Service Award recognizes professionals who have made lasting contributions towards improving opportunities, breaking down barriers and promoting an increased quality of life for people with I/DD.

The nomination process is now open and forms are available online and as a PDF and Word Document. The forms are also available in Spanish.

The deadline to apply is August 5, 2019. The winners will be announced and recognized on November 6, 2019, at the NCCDD Quarterly Meeting in Cary, NC.

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