Dale Hubbard Named Winner of ARC of Oswego County’s 2012 Dr. John Readling Award

Fulton, NY— ARC of Oswego County has announced that Dale Hubbard of Fulton is the winner of its Dr. John Readling Award for 2012.

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<p>Mary Ann Readling, Tom Readling and 2012 Dr. John Readling Award winner Dale Hubbard. </p>

Dale Hubbard has been employed by Oswego Industries, Inc. for the past 29 years. During that time she has worked as a Production Line Supervisor and then moved into her current role as the ADL Instructor where she works with program participants teaching a variety of daily living skills.

In her role she works with participants to enhance their lives by teaching them how to be independent and self-sufficient. Dale’s commitment to each participant keeps her motivated to make sure the individuals continue to learn and grow to the best of their abilities.

She is always positive and cheerful and goes above and beyond the scope of her responsibilities. She understands her role with the agency and cares deeply and genuinely about it and has been a role model for others within the field.

The Dr. John Readling Award is given annually to someone whose efforts have made a positive and significant difference in the lives of people with disabilities in Oswego County, as nominated by ARC of Oswego chapter members.

Dr. Readling, who devoted many years and countless hours to such efforts, helped to shape ARC of Oswego County and its sister agency, Oswego Industries, Inc., into the fine organizations that daily help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as mental or physical challenges. Past winners of this award include: Cherryl Grant, Elizabeth Vaught, Carol Alfieri, Freda Bowman, Patrick Devendorf, Casmir Usiatynski and Judith Bonanni. Hubbard formally received the honor at the ARC Annual Dinner on  May 24 at the Oswego Elks Club.

ARC of Oswego County is a private, not-for-profit organization which has been providing programs and services to individuals with disabilities since 1955. Its mission is to be a leader in the field of developmental disabilities, committed to meeting the needs of individual growth, productivity, and independence through education, advocacy, and increased community acceptance and participation.

Its sister agency, Oswego Industries, Inc., provides services to adults with disabilities: together creating a comprehensive support system for individuals with disabilities in Oswego County.