ARC of Oswego County is accepting nominations for the 2010 Dr. John Readling Award, now through March 31. The winner of the award will formally receive the honor at the ARC Annual Dinner on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Oswego Elks Club.
The Dr. John Readling Award is awarded 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 developmental disabilities, and mental or physical challenges. Past winners of this award include: Patrick Devendorf, Cherryl Grant, Elizabeth Vaught, Carol Alfieri, and Freda Bowman. Nominees must have a current or past direct affiliation with ARC of Oswego County or Oswego Industries, Inc. to be eligible for this award.
Any current chapter member of ARC of Oswego County is eligible to submit a nomination for the Dr. John Readling Award prior to March 31, 2010. Non-members wishing to nominate a candidate can submit $5 in chapter dues with their nomination, to become a member along with submitting their nominee.
For more information about nominating an award candidate, becoming a chapter member, or the Dr. John Readling Award, call DorÃƒÂ©e Kellogg at ARC of Oswego County at (315) 598-3108.
ARC of Oswego County is a private, not-for-profit organization which has been providing programs and services to children and seniors with disabilities since 1955. Services include Early Intervention and evaluation services for infants and toddlers, guardianship assistance, recreational and respite activities, senior day habilitation programs, and more. 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 Oswego County residents with disabilities.