Thursday, December 1, 2011

NDSS Call for Awards 2012

from the NDSS:

NDSS Call for Awards 2012

Accepting Nominations for the Annual Buddy Walk on Washington
Down syndrome Community:
As part of our annual Buddy Walk® on Washington, the National Down Syndrome Society seeks to honor those in the Down syndrome community that work tirelessly throughout the year as advocates, leaders and change makers in the area of public policy and advocacy for people with Down syndrome. Each year, we present an award to:
  • A self-advocate
  • An individual leader (this could be an affiliate leader, parent/family member, professional, expert etc.)
  • A Down syndrome advocacy group (this could be a Buddy Walk, GAC, committee, affiliate, etc.)
Currently, we are requesting nominations for our 2012 awards!  If you wish to nominate an individual or group, please do the following:
1)      Submit an email nomination to Sara Weir ( by December 15
2)      Nomination should include the following:
  • Your name and contact information
  • Nominee along with organization or individual contact information
  • Brief summary explaining why this person/organization should receive the award
For a list of 2010 and 2011 NDSS honorees, please check out:  
Winners will be decided by committee and notified of the award.  Awards are presented at the Buddy Walk® on Washington in Washington, D.Con February 29, 2012.  Ideally, the award recipient will be able to accept the award personally. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Sara Weir ( 
We look forward to receiving your nominations.

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