Recognize Excellence in Special Education
Every year, dozens of education professionals are recognized for their work supporting individuals with disabilities. The database below links to many of these opportunities for you to nominate yourself or a colleague.
The DVIDB Teacher of the Year Award honors a person who is exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and a skilled certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments or Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist in any state approved or accredited day or specialized school, who serves students who are visually impaired, ages birth through 21, with or without additional disabilities.
Given to someone who is beginning their career and showing promise as a researcher. Individuals who finished their doctoral work less than 5 years ago are eligible. These nominees must be contributing to research related to students with autism, intellectual disability, and other developmental disabilities in a significant way.
In recognition of the critical importance of research in special education conducted and disseminated by individuals or research teams whose impactful work has resulted in more effective services or education for exceptional individuals.
The Marjorie Crick Teach of the Year Award recognizes exemplary teachers/providers of direct services to students with exceptionalities with 5 or more years of experience. We encourage colleagues, staff, students, and parents to nominate a veteran teacher who has at least five years of teaching experience and has impacted a student with a disability in a special way.