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Award Ceremony Categories and Nomination Form

Please plan to join us for this exciting event. This year's celebration will be held:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at noon
Martin's Valley Mansion
594 Cranbrook Road
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030

The annual Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is an opportunity for you to nominate someone who might be recognized for their distinguished achievements. Your nominee can be a co-worker, friend or family member with a disability, or someone who represents an organization that works with the disability community in any capacity. 

In making your nomination, choose only one award which you believe your nominee deserves. Please do not create any duplicate nominations. Only nominate one individual one time. If you wish to nominate more than one person, fill out a separate nomination application for each person.



Education Advocate Award
A student, teacher, administrator or other individual who actively works to instill a positive educational experience for, and a positive attitude towards, students with disabilities in Baltimore County schools.

Student Award
A student with a disability who attends either a public 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 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.


Employer Award
A business or government agency that has hired and trained people with disabilities, and promotes employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities. The business or agency will have an exceptional record of practicing equal opportunity in employment for people with disabilities.

Employee Award
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.

Employee Advocate Award
A person who works with or advocates for Baltimore County residents with disabilities, who has done an outstanding job of facilitating the entry of qualified individuals with disabilities into the workforce, or has enhanced public understanding of the importance of people with disabilities in the workforce.


Accessibility Award
A business, store or organization that has exceeded federal and Maryland law in making its facility physically accessible to citizens with disabilities; a land developer or multifamily housing complex which has shown an understanding and awareness of the residential needs of individuals with disabilities; or, an architect or builder who has made exceptional and creative efforts in designing or constructing a facility that has exceeded federal and Maryland law for accessibility.


Elected Official Award
Elected public official representing Baltimore County who has shown an awareness of the needs of individuals with disabilities through legislation or constituent services.

Public Information and Awareness

Family Support Award
Family members or guardians who have shown an exceptional sensitivity to the needs of their children so as to bring attention to the needs of all individuals with disabilities or effect positive change in a disability system.

Media-Public Awareness Award
Print or electronic medium, or an organization, which consistently presents a positive image of people with disabilities in Baltimore County, or promotes awareness of disability issues in Baltimore County.

Volunteer Award
Person or organization who, through volunteer efforts, has contributed towards the full participation of people with disabilities in Baltimore County.

Disability Advocate Award
Person who actively works to instill a positive attitude and acceptance of persons with disabilities in Baltimore County.

Community Service Award

A member of the Baltimore County Police or Fire Departments, or military veteran, who became disabled or injured while in service to our citizens.

Chairperson's Special Award

Do you know of an individual, business or organization that epitomizes a spirit of courage, or has made special contributions to the inclusion and participation of individuals with disabilities, but just doesn't seem to fit into any of the above categories? If so, please use this category to tell us, so we can consider them for the Chairperson's Special Award.


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Nomination Form
Public Information and Awareness:
Community Service Award:
Chairperson's Special Award:
Briefly summarize why this candidate deserves recognition* (Up to 150 words.)


Revised April 26, 2019         


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