Recognizing and celebrating the achievements and contributions of leaders, champions, and pioneers who are improving outcomes and making a lasting impact.
OCALI Awards recognize and celebrate the achievements, contributions, and impact of leaders, pioneers, and champions whose work and efforts help support and improve outcomes for people with autism, sensory disabilities, and low-incidence disabilities.
Award recipients demonstrate significant personal achievements and accomplishments, strong leadership skills and abilities, innovative ideas, practices, and solutions, effective collaboration and mentoring efforts, and overall impact on systems and communities.
Submit your nomination today! All applications must be received by September 30, 2020.
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