The DEAI recently held its 5th Bi-Annual DEAI Outstanding Achievers Awards, which hold great significance for Developmental Educators. The Awards aim to recognise the skills, expertise and contributions of Developmental Educators to people with disability and their families, as well as to celebrate achievements in the field of disability.
19 Nominations were received and the achievements of all Nominees were acknowledged and celebrated on the night, together with family, friends and colleagues. All Nominees are congratulated on their outstanding work and contributions.
Please download the DEAI Awards Program 2019 here to see the list of all Nominees.
However there could only be one recipient in each Award Category. The DEAI wishes to sincerely congratulate the Recipients in each of the Award Categories:
Dot Mills Developmental Educator of the Year Award
Emily Anderson, disAbility Living
Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education Student of the Year Award
Adele Demasi, Flinders University
Community Achievement Award
Stephen Jackson, disAbility Living
Support Worker of the Year Award (frontline services)
Adam Brittian, disAbility Living
Innovative Service Development Award (Best Program Development by a Developmental Educator)
Cheryl Jercic, Concordia
Innovative Service Development Award (Best Individual Outcome by a Developmental Educator)
Zoe Messenger, disAbility Living
The DEAI gratefully acknowledges the support from its Award Sponsors.