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ADED Awards Program

   
 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NOMINATIONS SUBMISSIONS

   

1. Determine candidate's eligibility for an award by surveying the types and scope of awards made available by the Association. -See below-


2. Complete the Nomination for Awards Form and attach /upload supporting documentation. An award candidate must have written, supporting material to be considered for an award.


3. The written supporting material for each candidate should be presented within a 500 word document.


4. The supporting document should incorporate concise statements about the candidate's contribution and/or achievement in the specific area in which the award is given. This material should not be an abbreviated curriculum vita, but a series of paragraphs addressing the candidate's qualifications.

5. With the exception of the Distinguished Service Award, only members of this Association are eligible to nominate candidates for these awards.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
• Deadline  - All nominations must be submitted by May 31st.

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The Distinguished Service Award:

 
 

This competitive award is given to individuals or groups outside the scope of ADED who have demonstrated distinguished service and/or support to the overall area of mobility for persons with disabilities. This individual or group, while not members of ADED, will be selected for their discernible and unique contributions to this field. (Examples of such candidates could be representatives in the political/ governmental arena; prominent medical or educational people; television, motion picture or other media personalities; etc.)

Only one award may be given, annually, in this category.

Included in the written, supportive documentation should be evidence of the following:

  1. Leadership qualities of the candidate(s).

b.   National (or international) exposure or contribution to serving the mobility needs of the disabled person.

c.   Research and/or clinical involvement of the candidate(s) relating to mobility of the disabled.

d.   Personal philosophy and devotion to the field of mobility for the disabled.

e.   Other material, as appropriate.

         Note: The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is considered the most prestigious award presented by this Association, to a non-member.


 
   

Achievement Award:

A competitive award presented to an individual member of ADED who demonstrates outstanding contributions in the field of Driver Evaluation and/or Education. Material is not limited to the current year, but may be cumulative. This is presumed to be the most important award received by a member of this organization and the second most prestigious award presented by the Association.

Only one award may be given, annually, in this category.

 Included in the written, supportive documentation should be evidence of the following:


  1. Advancement of driver evaluation and education through leadership, publications, association involvement, and attitudes of clientele, administrators, co-workers, toward the candidate, etc.
  2. Interpersonal relationships, professional bearing and prestige, personal sacrifice, public relations efforts, development of equipment or ideas, etc.
  3. Acknowledgment of the candidate's efforts by awards or recognition from other, non-ADED sources.
  4. Other material, as appropriate.

NOTE: The Achievement Award is considered the most prestigious award presented to an ADED member, and the second most important award presented by the association.



 

The Award for Research and Applied Engineering:

A competitive award presented to an individual or group, or organization that have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the areas of research and applied engineering or other automotive endeavors related to mobility of the disabled person. This award may be presented to either a member or non-member of ADED.

Included in the written, supportive documentation should be the following information:

  1. A description of the research or engineering project(s), automotive or equipment design(s), etc., which distinguishes this individual or group from the ordinary.
  2. The effect of these contributions to the disabled community.
  3. Examples of the candidate's contributions, if any, to the existence or advancement of ADED.
  4. Other material, as appropriate.


 

The Scholar Award:

 A non-competitive award presented to a member(s) of the Association who has made an outstanding scholarly achievement in the area of driver evaluation, education, research, and/or engineering.

Included in the written, supportive documentation should be the following information:

  1. Description of the contributions made by the candidate(s) authorship of articles, books, book chapters, special papers, newsletters, etc.; or leaching skills in the university, secondary school, etc.
  2. Effect of this scholarly contribution to the field of Driver Evaluation and Education.
  3. Scope of the project(s) or work(s) to which the candidate has applied his/her scholarly efforts.
  4. Other supporting comments, if appropriate.

   

Commercial Award:

A competitive award presented to a Vendor or Corporate member or Organization who has demonstrated outstanding contributions in the field of driver rehabilitation /vehicle modifications.

Only one award may be given, annually, in this category.

Incorporated in the written, supportive documentation should include the following information:

  1. Description of the contributions made by the candidate towards the Association's cause.
  2. Effect that these contributions have had for the Association.
  3. Other supporting comments, if appropriate.

 

Lifetime Honorary Membership Award:

A non-competitive award presented to a member(s) of the Association who has met the following eligibility requirements:

Eligibility
a. ADED member for 15 or more years.
b. Served a total of 10 or more years as an ADED officer, ADED national board member, conference team member, ADED standing or ad hoc committee member (positions can be combined to total 10 or more years).
c. Age 55 and/or within 5 years of retirement.

Benefits
a. Recognition of honor (plaque or appropriate keepsake)
b. Free lifetime membership to ADED
c. Free annual ADED Conference registration

 
 







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