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Stone Belt's 2015 Annual Celebration Awards - Nominations Open

August 21, 2015


2015 Stone Belt Annual Awards Nominations Open

Our Annual Awards Celebration is scheduled for next month, and we're hoping you'll consider nominating a Stone Belt client, staff, volunteer or community partner for one of the awards listed below.

The Celebration is a wonderful opportunity for our entire Stone Belt community to gather together to celebrate our community. At this event, the agency presents a series of awards, recognizing the tremendous gifts and accomplishments of members of our Stone Belt community. We encourage you to read the award details below and nominate the person that comes to mind as you read the award descriptions. 

There are 7 general categories for both client and staff awards that integrate our Principles of Service. Additionally, there are 6 special award categories. If you wish to nominate an individual for more than one award, please complete a separate form for each nomination.

Follow this link to nominate that most deserving person!

AWARDS BASED ON PRINCIPLES OF SERVICE
The Self-Determination Award

Client: an individual who has demonstrated self-determination, leading to an increase in choice and responsibility
Staff: an individual who has supported a client to achieve self-determination, leading to the client having increased choice and responsibility

The Empowered Learning Award

Client: an individual who, through gaining new knowledge or skills, has increased the quality of his/her life and has expanded his/her opportunities

Staff: an individual who has supported a client in gaining new knowledge or skills, or an individual who has taken the initiative to gain new knowledge or skills, or an individual who has supported a staff member to gain new knowledge or skill

The Outstanding Contributions Award

Client: an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the community with his/her own gifts, skills and talents

Staff: an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the agency with his/her own gifts, skills and talents

The Self-Directed Home Life Award

Client: an individual who has demonstrated that he/she has taken an active role in designing his/her home life

Staff: an individual or support team who has/have insured that client home supports are both flexible and individually tailored, and also meet the wants and needs of the residents

The Positive Supports Award

Client: an individual who has provided his/her peers with positive supports, in order to help them overcome challenges and achieve their goals

Staff: an individual who has used positive supports to help clients overcome challenges or achieve goals, or an individual who has provided an employee with outstanding support, or an individual who provides outstanding support to the overall effectiveness of the agency

The Employment Award

Client: an individual who has experienced success in community and/or Stone Belt manufacturing employment

Staff: an individual who fosters greater employment opportunities for clients, or who supports clients in their current employment experiences, or who supports Stone Belt employees in demonstrating best practices

The Quality of Life Award

Client: an individual who has built personal relationships outside of the agency that have positively impacted his/her life

Staff: an individual who ensures that relationships are built among and between clients and their communities


ADDITIONAL AWARD CATEGORIES
Community Partner

This award is presented to an individual or organization for their partnerships with Stone Belt and/or its constituents in supporting people with disabilities in their efforts to be independent, active members of our community. One or more awards are given annually and may be given to:

·         businesses, employers  and non-profit organizations, including individual members of their staffs
·         professional service providers such as health care providers and educators
·         legislators, public officials and governmental agencies
·         service clubs and philanthropic groups or individuals

Outstanding Volunteer

This award is presented to the volunteer who has made the most outstanding contribution in the lives of clients or to the agency as a whole during the previous year

Visionary Leadership Award

This award is presented to a Stone Belt employee in a supervisory or management position who embodies the spirit of Stone Belt’s mission, empowers those around him/her, has made exceptional contributions toward Stone Belt’s Leadership agenda, and has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help clients, staff, or the community.

Thomas Middleton Award

This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinarily high level of compassion, caring, and volunteerism. This award was named to honor the memory of Thomas Middleton, a physician who gave willingly and unstintingly of his time and talent to Stone Belt Arc, Inc. People selected for this award are truly special volunteers. They have donated significant time and talent to Stone Belt and its clients over an extended period.

Elbert Johns Self-Advocacy Award

This award is presented to a client who has demonstrated commitment to advocating for him/herself to receive supports needed for success in life. This award was named to honor the memory of Elbert Johns, the second Executive Director of Stone Belt, who believed in the essential value of preparing individuals to advocate for their needs and wants.

Steve Warren Hero Award

This award is presented to a Stone Belt employee or client who took truly heroic actions that saved somebody’s life.