WARREN, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Robert Zaborowski 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 2014 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 Wednesday, Oct. 1.
 
“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,” said Freeholder Zaborowski, Office on Aging and Disability Services liaison.  “Their efforts enhance the lives of others and help them to lead fuller, more productive lives.
 

“I want to encourage residents to outwardly thank people and organizations that provide services and advocate for the disabled using this awards venue,” he said.  “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.”
 
For a nomination form, visit the Office on Aging and Disability Services website at www.co.somerset.nj.us//hservices/aging/disabledoffice.html, call 908-704-6346 or dial 711 relay services.
 
 Nominations should be as specific as possible and should include name and contact information for the nominator and nominee.
 
Nominations may be mailed to the Disability Advocates Awards Committee, c/o Office on Aging and Disability Services, 27 Warren St., Somerville, N.J. 08876, faxed to (908)595-0194 or e-mailed to malone@co.somerset.nj.us.
 
Award presentations will be made during Disability Awareness Month in October.
 
For more information, contact Disabilities Coordinator Mark Malone at (908)704-6334 or malone@co.somerset.nj.us.