Scholarships Grants awards
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Scholarships Grants Awards


Awards

Each year the AR-CEC awards recognizes individuals who have made an impact in their area of service. Nominations must be received by August 15, 2017. Award recipients will be recognized at the Annual AR-CEC Awards Dinner on the night of October 25, 2017.

 

AR-CEC Award Recipients

 

Please direct questions regarding the following awards to the current Awards Chairperson.  Submission of a nomination form should be sent to the AR-CEC Awards Committee at arcecawards@gmail.com.

 

Please note:  All award nomination forms are in the format of an Adobe PDF Form. It may be necessary to save the PDF to your computer and use the latest version of Adobe Reader to complete the form.

 

Outstanding Student Member Award

The AR-CEC Outstanding Student Member Award is to be given to any Student CEC member who has demonstrated a strong dedication to the goals and ideals of Student CEC and has shown a commitment to putting those ideals into action by promoting the education and well-being of individuals in Arkansas with disabilities. 

[Nomination form in PDF]

Orlan "Jack" Morgan Award

The AR-CEC Orlan “Jack” Morgan Award was established for the purpose of recognizing individuals whose occupational skills are utilized to serve or promote the welfare of persons with disabilities. Any individual who earns a living by working on behalf of persons with disabilities is eligible for nomination. Examples of those eligible include counselors, speech pathologists, physical therapists, teacher consultants, college and university faculty, physicians, or administrators of programs for persons with disabilities.

[Nomination form in PDF]

Donna Reed Award for Administrators

The AR-CEC Donna Reed Award for Administrators was established for the purpose of recognizing individuals who in their performance of administrative duties serve or promote the welfare of persons with disabilities. Any individual who works on behalf of persons with disabilities while performing administrative duties is a worthy nominee. Examples of those eligible include special education supervisors, principals, early childhood coordinators, ADE special education administrators, or administrators of non-profit programs for persons with disabilities.

[Nomination form in PDF]

 

Donna Reed - Professional Biography

Special Education Paraprofessional of the Year Award

The Arkansas Special Education Paraprofessional of the Year Award recognizes an Arkansas Paraprofessional who currently provides direct services to students with exceptionalities. The Arkansas Special Education Paraprofessional of the Year is an outstanding member of the profession whose work exemplifies the best in special education. His or her work reflects significant educational success for students.

[Nomination form in PDF]

General Education Award

The AR-CEC Distinguished Teacher in General Education Award has been established to recognize and honor those exemplary teachers who work with students with disabilities in a general education setting. The nominee should be a teacher certified in general education. His or her work reflects significant educational success for students, continued professional development, and the highest standards of educational quality.

[Nomination form in PDF]

Special Education Teacher of the Year Award

The AR-CEC Special Education Teacher of the Year Award recognizes an AR-CEC teacher who is currently certified and provides direct services to students with exceptionalities. The Arkansas CEC Special Education Teacher of the Year is an outstanding member of the profession whose work exemplifies the best in special education teaching. His or her work reflects significant educational success for students, continued professional development, and the highest standards of educational quality.

[Nomination form in PDF]

Advocate Award

The AR-CEC Advocate Award was established for the purpose of recognizing individuals who have promoted the welfare of persons with disabilities. A parent, civic club member, public official or any member of a community may be nominated for this award. Nominees need not be members of CEC and are not paid to work with persons who have disabilities.

[Nomination form in PDF]

Business Award

The AR-CEC Business Award recognizes a business or corporation that has promoted and provided for the enhancement of individuals with exceptionalities in order to promote and support their full participation in the community.

[Nomination form in PDF]

Student Achievement Award

The Arkansas Student Achievement Award was established for the purpose of acknowledging the achievement of children and youth with disabilities, ages 3 to 21, who have achieved in one of the following areas:

 

  • Academics – achievement in a particular subject area such as math, science, reading, social studies, language arts, foreign languages, etc. or a high level of achievement on standardized tests, etc.
  • Arts – achievement in a particular medium such as music, art, drama, dance, or written expression, etc.
  • Athletics – achievement in motor skills or a particular athletic activity through settings such as intramural, Special Olympics, physical education classes, or after-school athletic activities.
  • Community Services – contributions to the community through activities such as volunteer work, youth work, clean up campaigns, etc.
  • Employment – achievement through work experience in either workshop settings or the competitive job market.
  • Extracurricular Activity – achievement in organized activities through groups such as Boy/Girl Scouts, church, clubs, or other activities.
  • Independent Living Skills (to include Self Care Skills) – achievement in mastering activities for daily self-efficiency such as personal hygiene, cooking, dressing, use of public transportation, etc.
  • Technology – significant achievement through the use of computerized devices and equipment.
  • Self-Advocacy – achievement in assuming practical responsibility for oneself, using knowledge of legal rights, advancing one’s goals, and/or effective in obtaining appropriate accommodations for oneself.

[Nomination form in PDF]