British Columbia Excellence in Autism Awards

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    The 2nd annual British Columbia Excellence in Autism Awards will recognize and celebrate the impact of individuals, organizations and groups whose work continues to drive us towards an inclusive society, where people on the autism spectrum can reach their full potential.

    The 2019 British Columbia Excellence in Autism Awards will be held at the Pacific Autism Family Centre – Goodlife Fitness Family Autism Hub in Richmond on Friday, April 26, 2019.

    Award Categories

    • Volunteer of the Year presented by Applewood Auto Group  awarded to an individual who has positively influenced the lives of individuals, parents and professionals by addressing autism in their community or provincially.
    • Self-Advocate of the Year – awarded to an individual with autism who has advanced the well-being of others on the spectrum.
    • Inclusive Employer of the Year presented by Orbital Learning Inc. – presented to an organization or company that has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the autism community through inclusive practices and the advancement of individuals on the autism spectrum.
    • Community Impact – presented to an individual, program or community group that has demonstrated a commitment to creating inclusive communities by championing opportunities for people with autism.

    In Memory Of – Remembering individuals from communities across British Columbia who made a significant impact in improving the lives of individuals with autism. Please note there will be no winner announced in this category, but all nominations received will be mentioned during the awards.

    Nominates are now closed for the 2019 Excellence in Autism Awards and shortlisting has begun.  All nominees shortlisted will be notified in mid March and invited to the awards ceremony.

    Awards Selection Committee
    The following committee was brought together by AutismBC to shortlist the nominations and select the winners of the 2019 awards.

    Carol Simpson Director of Orbital Learning Inc./Founder and CEO of Focus Professional Services Inc.

    Carrie Ferguson Executive Director of The Penticton Centre for Exceptional Learning

    Cindy Bratkowski Board Member of AutismBC

    Dana Patterson Board VP of Autism Okanagan

    Dr Anthony J Bailey Professor and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry& Institute of Mental Health Chair of University of British Columbia

    Dr. Glen Davies Director of ABLE Clinic

    Jordon Oliver Parent Advocate/Local Co-founder of Pacific Autism Family Network Prince George Spoke

    Karen Bopp Director of Provincial Outreach & Adjunct Professor of Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism 

    Stephanie Jull  VP Programs, Training & Community Engagement of Canucks Autism Network

    Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia O.B.C., LL.D. (Hon) Founder of Pacific Autism Family Network

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