BEL AIR, Md., (Aug. 6, 2015) – The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking nominations for awards to be presented in October at its 2015 Employment Recognition Luncheon marking Disability Employment Awareness Month. The awards highlight the accomplishments of employees with disabilities, and recognize employers who give them the opportunity to join the workforce.
Awards in several categories will be given to the person or organization that consistently supports the advancement of individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards: Employee of the Year, Employer of the Year, Harford County Student Worker of the Year, Accessibility Award, Ruth Helen Thompson Memorial Community Service Award, Media Award, Volunteer of the Year and Veteran of the Year.
Anyone can nominate a person, business or other organization that has made an impact in someone’s life or in the community as a whole. Nomination forms and details for each award category are available online at www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/disabilities or by contacting Rachel Harbin, Harford County disabilities coordinator, at 410-638-3373. The deadline for nomination submissions is September 15, 2015.
This year’s theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am.” The theme serves to remind employers and the community that a disability is just one part of who a person is. What matters is what the person CAN do in the workplace.
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities, in the Department of Community Services, was established in 1995 to serve as the voice of the disability community in Harford County.