It will soon be time to nominate a few good men (and women and employers) for this years annual IN- APSE awards! So start thinking about who is the deserving candidate from your organization, or in the field.  There are five separate categories of awards for individuals and employers.

Professional Award - To confer recognition for outstanding professional achievement as a job coach, job developer, employment specialist or state agency personnel.

Rebecca McDonald Award - This award is offered to successful APSE Chapter Leaders who demonstrate the spirit of volunteerism and extraordinary commitment to the mission and vision of APSE in their work with their state chapter.

Employer Award - To recognize employers in the public and private sector for outstanding achievement in enhancing employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Personal Achievement Award - To confer recognition of a supported employee for outstanding achievement in employment. This award is to recognize personal achievement in overcoming obstacles resulting in successful employment.

Wendy Wood Award - To recognize an emerging leader in the field of supported employment who demonstrates active and effective leadership in moving toward complete involvement of people with disabilities into the community.

Consumer Advocacy Scholarship Award - To recognize outstanding community employment advocacy efforts in Indiana by, and for, individuals with disabilities.

Best Practice Award - To confer recognition to innovation, imagination and exemplary performance in supported employment.