Ability Awards

Nominations for recognition at The Able Trust’s Ability Awards are now being accepted! Nominations are due by August 24. The Able Trust Ability Awards ceremony will be held September 22 in Orlando.

The nomination form can be accessed on this link: http://www.abletrust.org/node/207#overlay-context=

Nomination forms can be submitted by mail, fax, or email to:
The Able Trust, 3320 Thomasville Rd., Suite 200, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Fax: 850-224-4496
Email: info@abletrust.org
For questions, please call 850-224-4493.


Beverly Chapman Award for Outstanding Employment Placement Program
Beverly Chapman was named the 1989 Disabled American of the Year and the Floridian of the Year; she is remembered for her advocacy for employment and independence for persons with disabilities. The Beverly Chapman Award provides recognition and high visibility for outstanding job placement programs for persons with disabilities in Florida. This award is presented to a Florida nonprofit disability organization.

Dr. George L. Spelios Leadership Award
Dr. George Spelios was a founding director and past Chair of The Able Trust who touched the lives of many through his passion and commitment to serve people with disabilities. As a tribute to his years of dedication and service, this award recognizes the outstanding leadership and advocacy efforts of an
executive director or president of a Florida nonprofit disability organization.

Media Representative Award
Media plays a vital role in the public’s perception of individuals, products, and services, especially for the disability community. This award honors an individual member of the media or a media organization for excellence in presenting and/or reporting about people with disabilities.

Employer of the Year Award
Because employers offer valuable resources to Florida’s citizens with disabilities, this award recognizes businesses of all sizes that have an exceptional record of disability friendly practices, including hiring persons with disabilities, making reasonable accommodations, and demonstrating efforts beyond simple compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended.

Adult Leadership Award
This award will be presented to an adult over age 21 with a disability. This individual exhibits community and nonprofit leadership, is employed full-time or part-time, and serves in a volunteer leadership position with a local organization.