Nominate now for the 2017 National Disability Awards

22 Jun 2017 - 15:30

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The Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services has announced that nominations are now open for the 2017 National Disability Awards.

A nomination for a National Disability Award is a great way to honour individuals and organisations that contribute to improving the lives of people with disability within the community. 

The 2017 Awards will showcase best practice across the community in five award categories:

  1. Lesley Hall Leadership Award – recognises excellence in development of reform opportunities that improve the lives of people with disability.
  2. Employer of the Year Award – recognises excellence in workforce diversity by providing sustainable employment opportunities for people with disability.
  3. Community Excellence Award – recognises excellence in improving access and participation in Australian life for people with disability.
  4. Excellence in Innovation Award – recognises excellence in innovation in services, places, communities or accessible technologies to improve the lives of people with disability.
  5. Excellence in Education and Training Award - recognises excellence in inclusive education or vocational training that delivers improved economic and social outcomes for people with disability.

Do you know someone who is helping to break down barriers for people with disability?

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to reward those Australians who are having a profound impact on people with disability.

Peter Wilson, Managing Director of Determined2, said winning an Award last year had opened his eyes to what it really means to be inclusive.

“Since winning the Award, I have heard from many of our clients that not only love attending our service, but for the first time in their lives they are not made to feel disabled or different.

“My hope is the National Disability Awards continue to recognise all those individuals and local communities who are bringing about a change for people with disability,” he continued.

Nominate today on the IDPwD website.

Nominations close 11.59pm AEST on 6 August 2017.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please email disabilityawards@dss.gov.au

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