Vermont APSE Recognition Nominations
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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?