The Arc's Catalyst Awards will be given to individuals, businesses and organizations that are catalysts for achievement in the lives of people with I/DD. 

Nominations are due by July 15, 2015. Winners will be notified on or before August 14, 2015.

Awards will be presented at The Arc's 2015 Catalyst Awards Luncheon on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown (in conjunction with The Arc's 2015 National Convention).

For more information on each of the categories below xxx.

This year we will be seeking nominations in the following categories:

Advocacy:

  • Advocacy Matters!
  • Legislative Victory of the Year (State)
  • Legislative Victory of the Year (National)
  • Community Advocate of the Year
  • Volunteer Leader of the Year
  • Self-Advocate of the Year
  • State Government Advocate of the Year (Governor/State Senator/State Representative)
  • Local Government Advocate of the Year (Council Member/Mayor)
  • Federal Government Advocate of the Year (US House/US Senate)

 Media/Entertainment/Marketing

  • Excellence in Media (Local/State)
  • Excellence in Media (National)
  • Media Advocate of the Year (Local/State)
  • Media Advocate of the Year (National)
  • Documentary Film of the Year

Employment:

  • Employer of the Year (Local)
  • Employer of the Year (State)
  • Employer of the Year (National)

 Research:

  • Research Matters!
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