Now accepting nominations for the 2012 Good Friend in Education Award!

March 26, 2012
Chelsea Budde

Schools that invite us to come present to their staff and/or students receive a Presentation Kit.  In that kit, among other materials and resources, is a card explaining our Good Friend in Education Award.  Each year, Good Friend pays tribute to an individual, group, or team (depending on the nominator's description) that has taken our autism Awareness-Acceptance-Empathy® message to heart.  Past winners have included ...

  • a team of upper elementary students from Waukesha who were particularly helpful for their friends receiving Specially-Designed Phy Ed services.
  • a team including peers, educators, and related professionals in Germantown who collaborated to ensure the successful inclusion of an elementary school student with autism.
  • a teacher in Milwaukee who went out of her way to make her classroom inclusive of her student with autism before the school year even began.

Competition was fierce last year -- which is a good problem to have!  If you know someone who deserves recognition for their good friend behavior, please submit a 100-word essay describing why to [email protected].  Be sure to include the following:

  • Nominee’s name as it should appear on the award
  • Title/Position held (or “Student” and current grade level, if applicable)
  • School/Organization name
  • Nominee's phone, email, and address
  • Nominator’s (YOUR) name and contact information
  • Title/Position held (or “Student”, if applicable)
  • School/Organization name
Nominations are due May 14.  Winners will be notified by June 1.  All nominees are welcome to join us at a special celebration on August 3 in Waukesha, Wis.  Details will be publicized in late June.  Contact Denise (262-391-1369) with any questions.
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