Call for Nominations

FOR 2016-17 FAER AWARDS

Nomination Form

The FAER Awards Committee is pleased to announce that up to ten awards will again be presented at our FAER Conference in fall of 2017.  Recipients will be honored at the Conference.  In order to honor Floridians who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of those who are visually impaired, nominees for the following awards are being sought:

1. The LEADERSHIP IN GOVERNMENT AWARD  is for the person who has

demonstrated the greatest leadership on a federal, state, county or local level

in Florida. Activities of this person must have produced a positive impact on

the social and/or economic well-being of persons who are blind and visually

impaired in Florida. Each nomination should include a specific description of

the individual’s work and specific benefits received by persons who are blind

or visually impaired.

 

2. The OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY A BLIND PERSON AWARD  is for a Floridian

who is blind or visually impaired and judged the most outstanding in personal and professional endeavors, such as career activities, family and community involvement, and membership in civic and professional organizations. Each nomination should include documentation of the individual’s work performance, volunteer work, and membership in civic and professional groups, etc.

 

3. The OUTSTANDING REHABILITATION PROFESSIONAL FOR THE BLIND AWARD  is for the Rehabilitation or Orientation and Mobility Specialist, working primarily with

blind or visually impaired adults in Florida, who has made an outstanding

contribution in service to these individuals. Each nomination should document

the individual’s achievements in specific areas and benefits to persons who are

blind and visually impaired.

 

4. The OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR OF THE BLIND AWARD is for the Teacher,

Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Professor, or Administrator of Educational

Services who has made a significant impact on or contribution to teaching

blind or visually impaired children in Florida. Each nomination should include

supportive documentation of the nominee’s achievements and their effects

upon the students’ learning.

 

5. The MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is for the Floridian who has made the

most outstanding medical-related contribution to the field of blindness.

Nominees may be ophthalmologists, optometrists, or any others whose medical

work has benefited persons who are blind or visually impaired. Achievement

areas may include documentation (articles, letters, etc.) describing specific

contributions and benefits to persons who are blind or visually impaired.

 

6. The NEWS-MEDIA AWARD is for an individual or organization involved in the

dissemination of information to the public about blindness. Nominees may

include TV and radio stations, newspapers, advertising agencies, author, etc.

Nominees will have produced or disseminated articles or programming which

enhances public awareness of issues and information concerning a person or

persons who are blind or visually impaired. Nominees should document times

and dates of programs or stories, and results of these efforts.

 

7. The OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY A PARAPROFESSIONAL AWARD is for a

person employed as a paraprofessional in work with persons who are blind or

visually impaired. Examples of such persons include program aides,

transportation workers, clerical or administrative support staff, etc. The

individual selected must have made significant contributions to programs,

activities or persons by his/her efforts and attitudes in performing his/her job

functions. Nominations should include some specific examples of activities and

their impact on programs in the field of blindness.

 

8. The INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD is for the Floridian whose creativity has

had the greatest impact during the previous year on the education or

rehabilitation of persons who are blind or visually impaired. Innovations may

be in service delivery systems, teaching techniques, technology curriculum,

etc. Nominations should include documentation of the innovation and its

impact on the lives of persons who are blind or visually impaired.

 

9. The OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER AWARD is for an individual who is working

without remuneration with persons who are blind or visually impaired. This

person must have demonstrated outstanding commitment and concern for

those with whom he/she works. Nominations should include the number of

volunteer hours, specific activities, and examples of the nominee’s

contributions to activities or to other individuals.

 

10. MOST PROMISING VISUALLY IMPAIRED HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARD is for a

graduating High School Senior who has shown achievement through school

and community involvement and academic accomplishments as well as by

overcoming obstacles as necessary to obtain independence and self-sufficiency.

Nominations should include supportive documentation such as

 

letters of recommendation, awards, and grade-reports.

Nomination Form

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