Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Aspect Recognition Awards 2013

Nomination Guidelines for the 2013 Aspect Recognition Awards 

Nominations for the 7th Annual Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) Recognition Awards are now open.

This is an important event as it helps us honour the outstanding contributions and achievements of extraordinary people and organisations in the autism spectrum community and in the wider community that support Aspect.

The Awards recognise the actions and achievements of individuals or organisations that go far beyond what might be reasonably expected.  Through this award program, Aspect celebrates these people as representatives of a community of people all of whom achieves and excels.

Nominees and the people who nominated them will be invited to a special event on 9 April 2013 for the announcement of award recipients.

Award Categories

Aspect will present awards in 2013 for the following categories:

Individual Achievement Award The Individual Achievement Award recognises significant personal achievement for a person with an autism spectrum disorder regardless of age.  Nominations are open to any person who has excelled or overcame significant barriers to achieve in a particular field or area of their life.
Parent and Carer Award The Parent and Carer Award will be presented to an individual who is a parent or carer of a person with an autism spectrum disorder.  The award recognises the essential role parents and carers play in the care and development of people with an autism spectrum disorder.
In judging this award, consideration may be given to a number of criteria including, but not limited to, the following:
• Service as a role model or support to others in a similar role
• Degree of adversity overcome or level of hardship faced
• Contribution to community understanding or promotion of an awareness of autism spectrum disorders.
Professional Achievement Award This Professional Achievement Award recognises an exceptional professional contribution made by an individual working in the field of autism spectrum disorders improving the quality of life for people with an autism spectrum disorder or their families and carers.
The award recipient may be an Aspect employee or someone from outside the organisation. They will have a demonstrable record of professional excellence in their chosen discipline.
Patronage Award This award may recognise either:
• an individual, group of individuals or organisation which has provided Aspect with outstanding patronage or philanthropic support, or
• an organisation whose business partnership with Aspect has significantly improved services to people in the autism spectrum community.
The David Foster Award for Volunteer Service The Volunteer Award acknowledges an outstanding contribution made by a volunteer to Aspect by an individual. The award recognises the role of volunteers in the life of Aspect.

Making a nomination

Any individual, community organisation, professional organisation or similar group can nominate someone for an award.  Family members, carers, friends, colleagues and service providers are particularly encouraged to make nominations.

Find out more here

Nominations are to be lodged with Aspect no later than 5 pm AEST, Wednesday 6 March 2013.

How to nominate
  1. Make sure you have read and understood the Nomination Guidelines
  2. Click here to complete your nomination of an individual or or organisation before 5pm AEST on 6 March 2013.
 Further information

For more information or if you have questions, please email comms@autismspectrum.org.au This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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