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Nominations Sought for 2020 Disability Advocates Awards

Submissions for Your Advocacy Heroes Are Due by Oct. 2

Post Date:09/15/2020 4:18 PM

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services is accepting nominations for individuals, organizations and businesses in Somerset County that are exemplary advocates for adults and children with disabilities. Nominees must demonstrate exceptional support for empowering individuals with disabilities to freely live independently, exercise their life choices, and fully participate in community life. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 2.

Eligibility
Nominations should be as specific as possible and include the name and contact information for the nominator and nominee. Previous winners and Somerset County employees are not eligible to apply.

Nomination Forms
Click here to fill out an online nomination form, or call 908-704-6346. Persons who are hearing impaired and are interested in obtaining a nomination form, should dial 711 Telecommunications Relay Services.  Click here for more information about how to access 711 services.

Submit nominations by mail to Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services, Attention: Amy Cameron, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876. Nominations may also be submitted via fax at 908-595-0194, or e-mail at cameron@co.somerset.nj.us.

Due to the pandemic, the awards presentation will occur via live stream at the Somerset County Freeholders Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at 6:30 p.mClick here to view the meeting live.

For more information about the 2020 Disability Advocate Awards, contact Personal Assistance Services Program Coordinator Amy Cameron at 908-541-5747 or email cameron@co.somerset.nj.us

Somerset County Disability Services is an information and referral resource for individuals with disabilities, family members, friends, and communities. The goal of Disability Services is to help improve the quality of life for all residents.  To learn more, email
DisabilityServices@co.somerset.nj.us
, or call 908-704-6346.

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