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'''The Naomi Walker “Catalyst for Positive Change” Award'''
 
'''The Naomi Walker “Catalyst for Positive Change” Award'''
*The Naomi Walker “Catalyst for Positive Change” Award recognizes an individual who has accomplished breaking down barriers by implementing policies, assistive technology acquisition, and overall systems change. Naomi worked with urgency for people who were often vulnerable to being misunderstood. She knew that every day mattered and no one should be cast aside. This award will honor Naomi’s legacy by recognizing a passionate, dedicated, and determined individual who brings forth positive change for individuals of all abilities. This award was created by Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Program in recognition of outstanding achievement in this area.
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*The Naomi Walker “Catalyst for Positive Change” Award recognizes an individual who has accomplished breaking down barriers by implementing policies and overall systems change related to the acquisition and/or implementation of curriculum or technology in educational, recreational, or employment environments which provides access to all individuals.
  
 
'''The Melinda Quinn “Squeaky Wheel” Award'''
 
'''The Melinda Quinn “Squeaky Wheel” Award'''
*The Melinda Quinn “Squeaky Wheel” Award recognizes an individual who has worked at the community level to develop local grassroots efforts through advocacy. Melinda encouraged other parents to fight for every service available for their child living with a disability. As a tireless advocate, Melinda would often say, "If you want people to take action on your requests, you must be the squeaky wheel on their cart." This award will honor Melinda's legacy by recognizing an advocate that works in the community to support parents, families and those living with disabilities. This award was created by Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Program in recognition of advocacy work in the community.
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*The Melinda Quinn “Squeaky Wheel” Award recognizes an individual who has worked at the community, district, or school level to develop local grassroots efforts through advocating for appropriate supports for individuals with disabilities.  
  
'''Excellence in AT Service Delivery Team Award'''
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'''Excellence in AT Service Delivery Award'''
*The Excellence in AT Team Award recognizes an AT Team, at the local or statewide level, that involves two or more professionals or entities that promote or facilitate the development of effective AT integration in a classroom, school, school system, workplace and/or community. Factors considered include coordination of services, networking and collaboration, innovation in development and implementation, and lasting impact of the service provided on person(s) served. This award honors excellence in the provision of effective AT services to Georgians.
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*The Excellence in AT Integration Award recognizes an organization, local education agency or local school. where two or more professionals or entities promote or facilitate the development of effective AT consideration of devices and services in a classroom, school, school system, workplace and/or community. Factors considered include coordination of services (training, considering, evaluating), networking and collaboration (input from a variety
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of professions), innovation in development and implementation (planning tools and materials), and lasting impact of the service provided on person(s) served.
  
 
'''Tools for Life Visionary Award'''
 
'''Tools for Life Visionary Award'''
*The Visionary Award recognizes a leader in the field of Assistive Technology in Georgia who has enhanced the field by demonstrating vision, innovation, and/or initiative. This individual has done this through advancing understanding, access, acquisition and/or quality service delivery. This award was created by Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Program in recognition of outstanding achievement in the field.
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*The Life Visionary Award recognizes a leader in the field of education who with vision, innovation, and/or initiative provided access for individuals with disabilities with the inclusion of accommodations, supports and/or assistive technology. This individual has done this through advancing understanding, access, acquisition and/or quality service delivery.  
  
'''Tools for Life Innovative Design Award'''
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'''Tools for Life Innovation Award'''
*The Innovation Award recognizes outstanding design of a program, project, product, building, space and/or inclusive classroom. This award was created by Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Program to promote creativity and encourage AT & universal design principles for equal access of all people.
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*The Innovation Award recognizes outstanding design of a program, project, product, building, space and/or inclusive classroom. This award was created by Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Program to promote creativity and encourage AT & universal design principles for equal access of all people.  
  
 
'''Tools for Life Emerging Leader Award'''
 
'''Tools for Life Emerging Leader Award'''
*The Tools for Life Emerging Leader Award honors a student with a disability who has demonstrated proactive leadership skills by using assistive technology in their school environment, during transition practices, and/or preparation for continuing education and community living. This award was created by Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Program in recognition of excellent self-advocacy skills, leadership amongst peers, and an outstanding ability to overcome barriers.
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*The Tools for Life Emerging Leader Award honors a student with a disability who has demonstrated proactive leadership skills by using assistive technology in their school environment, during transition practices, and/or preparation for continuing education and community living.  
  
 
==='''Previous Award Winners'''===
 
==='''Previous Award Winners'''===
  
 
'''View previous winners [http://www.gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=Tools_for_Life_Assistive_Technology_%28AT%29_Award_Winners here.]'''
 
'''View previous winners [http://www.gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=Tools_for_Life_Assistive_Technology_%28AT%29_Award_Winners here.]'''

Revision as of 10:18, 30 January 2018

AT Award Categories

The Naomi Walker “Catalyst for Positive Change” Award

  • The Naomi Walker “Catalyst for Positive Change” Award recognizes an individual who has accomplished breaking down barriers by implementing policies and overall systems change related to the acquisition and/or implementation of curriculum or technology in educational, recreational, or employment environments which provides access to all individuals.

The Melinda Quinn “Squeaky Wheel” Award

  • The Melinda Quinn “Squeaky Wheel” Award recognizes an individual who has worked at the community, district, or school level to develop local grassroots efforts through advocating for appropriate supports for individuals with disabilities.

Excellence in AT Service Delivery Award

  • The Excellence in AT Integration Award recognizes an organization, local education agency or local school. where two or more professionals or entities promote or facilitate the development of effective AT consideration of devices and services in a classroom, school, school system, workplace and/or community. Factors considered include coordination of services (training, considering, evaluating), networking and collaboration (input from a variety

of professions), innovation in development and implementation (planning tools and materials), and lasting impact of the service provided on person(s) served.

Tools for Life Visionary Award

  • The Life Visionary Award recognizes a leader in the field of education who with vision, innovation, and/or initiative provided access for individuals with disabilities with the inclusion of accommodations, supports and/or assistive technology. This individual has done this through advancing understanding, access, acquisition and/or quality service delivery.

Tools for Life Innovation Award

  • The Innovation Award recognizes outstanding design of a program, project, product, building, space and/or inclusive classroom. This award was created by Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Program to promote creativity and encourage AT & universal design principles for equal access of all people.

Tools for Life Emerging Leader Award

  • The Tools for Life Emerging Leader Award honors a student with a disability who has demonstrated proactive leadership skills by using assistive technology in their school environment, during transition practices, and/or preparation for continuing education and community living.

Previous Award Winners

View previous winners here.