2023 Community Champion Awards – May 16th

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Benson Memorial United Methodist Church, 4706 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, NC


Triangle Disability & Autism Services is seeking nominations for this year’s awards.
If you know an individual or group that meets the criteria in the following categories, we would like the opportunity to recognize them. Nominate a person or group for their outstanding service to the Intellectual and Developmental Disability [IDD] community.

Nominations are due April 17th, 2023!

Click HERE and fill out the nomination form TODAY!



COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR – a business or organization that has directly contributed to the success of Triangle Disability & Autism Services and the improvement of its services, programs, growth, etc.

Triangle Disability & Autism Services SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL or JOB COACH OF THE YEAR – an award for extraordinary commitment by an employee of Triangle Disability & Autism Services direct support or job coaching to participant.

DIRECT CARE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR* — an award for extraordinary commitment by an individual employed in the Triangle area to provide direct support, service, or care to a person/people with IDD while fostering growth, independence, community inclusion and dignity. (Examples: support staff, bus drivers, teacher’s aides, one-on-one support in school)

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR — a Triangle area employer with an exceptional record of providing inclusive competitive employment opportunities for people with IDD.

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR* — an individual, employed in the Triangle area working in the IDD community who has demonstrated sensitivity and the ability to provide outstanding support which results in increased independence for people with IDD.

SELF-ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR – a self-advocate who lives in the Triangle area who has shown determination and self-advocacy skills in his/her community, workplace, school, etc.

SIBLING OF THE YEAR – the sibling of a person with IDD whose actions and efforts at home and in the community have made a positive impact on their sibling, family and community.

TEACHER OF THE YEAR — A teacher (special or general education) who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and supporting students with IDD.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR — a volunteer who has given generously of his/her time and talent to benefit people with IDD and Triangle Disability & Autism Services.

*Not an employee of Triangle Disability & Autism Services


The Awards Committee will review all nominations and make its selections based on the information provided on the nomination form.
Awards will be presented at our 2023 Annual Meeting & Community Champion Awards on Tuesday, May 16, 2024.

Be sure to include all of the information requested. You may include supplemental material such as newspaper articles, etc, but it is not required. Both the nominator and award recipient will be notified.

For questions regarding the Community Champion Awards, please call 919-942-5119 x132 or email Keara

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