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 or by contacting Barbara Werner at 410-848-4124 or Nominations must be received by Friday, March 30, to be considered.

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