Introduction

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Parent Services is now accepting nominations
for the 19th Annual Excellence in Action Awards which will be presented on April 30, 2018.

The Excellence in Action Awards (EIA) were established for parents to recognize individuals who have made a difference in the life of their child with special needs who receives Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services.  Over the last 18 years, family members, including students, have been inspired to submit hundreds of nominations for administration, teachers, support staff, transportation staff, therapists, community members, and volunteers who have touched their lives.   

     EIA nomination letters will be accepted from family members or students only, and should specify how the nominee has made a difference in the life of their child with special needs.  EIA nomination letters will be verified and separated into categories.  The winner of each category will be determined by committee solely on the content of the letter. 

Special Awards have been added over the years to recognize individuals and organizations who have made broad contributions through their leadership and innovative programs that enhance the lives of families who have children with special needs and their communities.  These special awards are the Millie Bucy Positive Parent Involvement Award and the Community Impact Award

     For these two awards, nomination letters will be accepted from anyone and should specify the individual nominee’s or organization’s accomplishments that enhance the lives of families who have a child with special needs and their communities.  Nominations for schools, district sponsored involvement, and/or self-nominations will not be considered.

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