About the Community Building Awards

Each year, the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities looks to members of the community to help us identify individuals or organizations who have shown an exceptional commitment to promoting community inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities. Whether a devoted educator, a visionary community leader, or a diligent advocate, the Council believes such individuals or organizations should be encouraged, supported, and given recognition.

Award Details
Nomination Form

Currently, the NJCDD is not accepting public nominations for the Community Building Awards. The public is invited to make nominations between mid-December to mid-February, and the award recipients are honored during a ceremony in April.

Awards Ceremony and Luncheon will be held for the winners on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Adventure Aquarium 1 Aquarium Drive,Camden NJ 08103. Congradulation to 2016 winners!

2016 Community Building Award Winners

Awards Ceremony and Luncheon was be held for the winners on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Adventure Aquarium 1 Aquarium Drive,Camden NJ 08103. Congradulation to 2016 winners!

Colleen Frasier Self Advocate Award – Evelyn Ramundo
Elizabeth Boggs Family Member Advocate Award – Ellie Byra
Distinguished DD Systems Change Award – Karen Weidner – Camden County Division of Programming for Individuals with DisABILITIES and Special Needs
Exceptional Policymaker Award – NJ Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt
Inclusive Education Award – Donna Gelegonya – Morristown High School
Multi Media Award – John Mooney – NJSpotlight.com
Lifetime Achievement Award – Joseph Amoroso – Division of Disability Services
Access Above and Beyond Award – Joseph Colillilio; Joseph Nasto, Board President, Build Jakes Place

2015 Community Building Award Winners

Colleen Frasier Self Advocate Award – Annie Sims, President of Helping Hands
Elizabeth Boggs Family Member Advocate Award – Bonnie Brien, Parent Advocate
Distinguished DD Systems Change Award – Joseph B. Young, J.D., Executive Director, Disability Rights New Jersey
Exceptional Policymaker Award – Edward McDonnell, Camden County Freeholder
Inclusive Education Award – Community Access Unlimited (CAU)
Multi Media Award – Fred Tchang, Director, Assistive Technology Services

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