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Nominations Sought for Ninth Annual Disability Advocates Awards

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine invites residents to nominate an individual, organization or business in Somerset County whose efforts in the area of advocacy, service and inclusion on behalf of persons with disabilities is exemplary.

The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services is seeking nominations for its 2015 Disability Advocates Awards Program to acknowledge individuals and agencies that promote independence and empower adults and children who have disabilities to freely exercise their own life choices and fully participate in their community life. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 1.

“I invite residents to use this awards venue to outwardly thank people and organizations who provide services and advocate for the disabled,” said Freeholder Brian D. Levine,
Office on Aging and Disability Services liaison in a release. “Although these people work from the heart, everyone appreciates recognition for their efforts, and there aren’t many opportunities to say thank you in such a meaningful way.”

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“This award provides an opportunity for Somerset County to recognize those individuals, organizations and companies that make significant contributions in benefiting persons with disabilities throughout the year,” he added. “Their efforts enhance the lives of others and help them to lead fuller, more productive lives.”

For a nomination form, call 908-704-6346, go to http://bit.ly/DisabilityOfc or dial 711 Telecommunications Relay Services if you have a hearing or speech disability.

Nominations should be as specific as possible and should include name and contact information for the nominator and nominee.

Nominations can be submitted to Paulann Pierson either by mail at Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876, Attention: Paulann Pierson; fax at 908-595-0194; or e-mail at ppierson@co.somerset.nj.us



Award presentations will be made during Disability Awareness Month in October.

For more information, contact Disability Services Coordinator Paulann Pierson at 908-704-6334 or ppierson@co.somerset.nj.us

To stay up to date with Somerset County events and information, sign up for free email alerts at www.co.somerset.nj.us/subscribe.html or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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