Direct Support Professional Award:
To acknowledge individuals for their outstanding, dedicated direct care service and support to persons with developmental disabilities.
Distinguished Service Award:
To acknowledge an organization that offers an exemplary, unique, and innovative program resulting in people with IDD achieving full participation in the life of the community. This award is presented to the provider whose services are a model of excellence to others promoting inclusive environments.
To recognize a paid staff or a volunteer whose contributions have significantly impacted the lives of children and/or adults with developmental disabilities. Recipient will be selected based upon their leadership efforts that have inspired others and influenced positive change.
Outstanding Family Member Advocate Award:
To recognize a family member who actively devotes time and energy to enhance the life experience for their family member with developmental disabilities.
QIDP/Case Manager Award:
To acknowledge an individual for their outstanding, dedicated service as a QIDP/Case Manager for persons with developmental disabilities.
To honor outstanding self-advocacy work in Illinois done by a person with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability.
Volunteer of the Year Award:
To honor exceptional individuals who actively devote time and energy to enhance life experiences for people with developmental disabilities.
Award Winners will be presented with their award on Wednesday, April 19th at the Annual Convention Awards Reception