We are seeking nominations for our Vermont APSE Recognition Ceremony 
which will occur at our conference May 10, 2006.  Check here:
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  

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:

Please use the attached nomination form or format and return to the 
Vermont APSE Conference Committee by Wednesday, April 19, 2006.  You 
can E-mail to: [log in to unmask]  or Mail to:

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

   ALSO, send along any photos you have in an electronic format.  If 
we get enough photos we can do another celebratory slide show!  So 
say, CHEESE! And mail those photos to [log in to unmask]

  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.
(Please include business name, location/town, and name of person at 
business for employer nominee.)

Employer: _____________________________________________________________________

Employee: ____________________________________________________________________


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.
(Please include town of residence of professional or advocate)

Name: ________________________________________________________________________


This category is to recognize a program or team that demonstrates 
innovation, imagination, exemplary performance and best practice in 
supported employment. 
(Please include the town/location of program or team)



Bryan Dague
University of Vermont
Center on Disability & Community Inclusion
Mann Hall, 3rd Floor
208 Colchester Ave.
Burlington, VT 05405-1757

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