Special Needs Network, Inc is proud to present the Joe Patton Beyond Barriers Award for High Achievers, an award program for youths with developmental disabilities. This award is specifically for those with a developmental disability who are graduating seniors and about to transition to either college, an occupational/training program, or proceed to an independent living program. This year we will be awarding a $1,000.00 award to a deserving applicant. The $1,000.00 award is designed to help the young person in his or her transition from high school to more independence.
Interested applicants must complete the attached application and submit it along with all requested attachments to Special Needs Network on or before Monday, April 2, 2012. The award recipient will be selected by a panel of judges from academia, business and the disability community. The winners will be selected on the basis of his or her written application and attachments. The selected recipients will be notified on or before Monday, April 9, 2012. The recipients and his or her parents/family will be invited to SNN’s awards luncheon on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Junior Blind of America from 12:15 to 1:15 where they will receive the award’s check and recognition by the organization.
The award is made possible as a result of a grant from the Estate of Joe Patton, a successful entrepreneur who defied all odds and overcame a learning disability to become a multi-millionaire businessman.
Click here to download the application.