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We are seeking nominations for our Vermont APSE 
Recognition Ceremony which will occur at our 
conference May 11, 2005.  We know excellent work 
is being done in Supported Employment and 
Transition in the State of Vermont and we want to 
hear about it!  Please take some time and 
nominate whom you feel exemplifies excellence! 
As criteria for recognition of excellence, a 
committee will use the APSE Supported Employment 
Quality Indicators.  This full document can be 
accessed at www.apse.org

Note:  The actual recognition ceremony or 
activities may vary from year to year based on 
the theme of the conference and the number of 
nominations received.  Given the increased number 
of nominations received in recent years and our 
goal to ensure the conference activities flow 
smoothly, this year we will engage in a more 
selective process.  Please be specific as to WHY 
you are nominating someone and how it relates to 
the following categories:

Employment Partnership:  Employer and Employee
This category is to recognize excellent partner 
ships between the employer and employee in which; 
A) the employer has demonstrated outstanding 
achievements in promoting supported employment, 
making accommodations, and fully including people 
with disabilities in their place of work, and B) 
the employee has gained meaningful work through 
supported employment, who has contributed 
substantially to her/his employer's enterprise, 
and who has achieved a more empowered lifestyle 
as a result.

Professional Staff or Advocate
This category is to recognize highly effective 
professionals who demonstrate trustworthiness, 
respectfulness, supportiveness, and innovation in 
their interactions with supported employees, as 
well as with the employee's friends, family 
members and employers.

Program/Team
This category is to recognize a program or team 
that demonstrates innovation, imagination, 
exemplary performance and best practice in 
supported employment.

Please use the attached nomination form or format 
and return to the Vermont APSE Conference 
Committee by Monday, April 25, 2005.  You can 
E-mail to:   [log in to unmask]  or Mail to:

Kara Artus
Transition II, Inc
346 Shelburne Road
Burlington, VT 05401



Vermont APSE Nomination Form
(Use additional paper if needed)


 Employment Partnership:  (Employer and Employee)
(Please include business name, location/town, and 
name of person at business for employer nominee.)

Employer: _____________________________________________________________________

Employee: ____________________________________________________________________

Why?








 Professional Staff or Advocate:
(Please include town of residence of professional or advocate)

Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Why?









 Program/Team:
(Please include the town/location of program or team)

Name:________________________________________________________________________

Why?