Arc seeks nominations for Carroll County awards

February 19, 2012

Arc seeks nominations for Carroll County awards

WESTMINSTER — The Arc of Carroll County is accepting nominations for its 2012 Community Awards.

Each year The Arc recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner and Community Awards to be held on May 8 at Martin's Westminster. The awards include:

Timothy J. Atkinson Award — Presented to a direct care employee of The Arc of Carroll County.

WAMM Special Appreciation Award — for individuals or groups that have provided noteworthy efforts to people with developmental disabilities.

Spirit of Independence Award — Presented to an individual supported by The Arc who has improved his/her skills and demonstrated determination in achieving goals.

Employer of the Year — presented to a company that employs people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Special Education Professional of the Year — for an education professional who has demonstrated excellence in providing opportunities or advocacy for students with developmental disabilities in the county.

Volunteer of the Year — for an individual or group demonstrating dedication to people with developmental disabilities through volunteer service.

Public Service Award — for an individual or group that advances the public's understanding of people with developmental disabilities.

Nomination forms and award criteria are available on The Arc web site http://www.arccarroll.com or by contacting Barbara Werner at 410-848-4124 or bwerner@arccarroll.com. Nominations must be received by Friday, March 30, to be considered.

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