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Do you want to want to recognise the great work individuals and organisations are doing in the disability sector? Well, now is your chance to nominate someone who is deserving of recognition!

The 2014 National Disability Awards nominations are now open, giving Australians the opportunity to celebrate the individuals and organisations who are having a positive impact on the lives of people with disability. The Awards recognise people across a wide range of sectors who are working to provide opportunities for economic and social participation for people with disability. Nominations for the eighth annual Awards close on 18 July and an Awards ceremony will be held in Canberra later this year to announce recipients.

Everyone is encouraged to identify and nominate individuals and organisations in their community who are helping to improve the lives of people with disability. The Awards are one of the ways people can encourage support for people with disability and increase awareness of the benefits of extending more opportunities for people with disability to be included in work and society.

This year there are eight Award categories, each highlighting an area where champions of people with disability are making a difference.

The 2014 National Disability Awards will take place on Tuesday 25 November 2014, just in time for the International Day of People with  Disability on December 3rd (put the date in your diary now!), and nominations are now open across eight Award categories:

  • Lesley Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement in Disability
  • Emerging Leaders in Disability Award
  • Improving Inclusive and Accessible Communities Award
  • Improving Advocacy and Rights Promotion Award
  • Improving Employment Opportunities Award
  • Improving Personal and Community Support Award
  • Improving Education Outcomes Award
  • Improving Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Award

Click here if you wish to make a nomination and to read more about International Day of People with Disability.