NASDDDS Awards

The Ben Censoni Award for Excellence in Public Service

The Ben Censoni Award for Excellence in Public Service is the only award that recognizes public officials who strive to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities. It named after the late Ben Censoni, former developmental disabilities director for Michigan and Chair of the association’s Governmental Affairs Committee.

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The Robert M. Gettings Compass Award

The Robert M. Gettings (RMG) Compass Award recognizes the achievements of individuals who, while working in the private sector, have made significant contributions to the development of publicly funded state service systems for people with developmental disabilities.

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The Gary Smith Scholarship for Public Managers

The Gary Smtih scholarship supports the participation of professionals working in state government I/DD agencies in the University of Delaware Leadership Institute.

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