Marc Gold Employment Award - Nomination Form

The Marc Gold Employment Award honors the contribution of both, like its namesake, the disability field and TASH. Marc was a founding board member of TASH and continued his affiliation until his death in 1982. His research and advocacy provided the rationale for supported employment by establishing that persons with significant disabilities could learn complex tasks. He formed Marc Gold & Associates in 1976 to promote the concepts of competence and contribution by all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities through a series of nationally relevant projects that focused on staff development and employment. His company continues today. This award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to increasing access to community and integrated employment for persons with significant disabilities. The focus of the award may be related either to a lifelong body of work or to work performed within a current year. Recipients may include employment professionals, researchers, state agency personnel, professors, legislators, family members or employers.

Please review the entire nomination form below before you start filling it out. We recommend gathering the content offline prior to submitting it as incomplete forms cannot be saved. Self-nominations are accepted. If you would like to self-nominate, please fill out both "Nominator" and "Nominee" with the same information. TASH only accepts complete nomination forms. No exceptions. If you have questions about your submission, please contact Ruthie-Marie Beckwith at The deadline for award submissions is Monday, August 3, 2020.
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Please fill out the following three steps in order to complete your nomination.
Please upload a curriculum vitae outlining the nominees history of: a) higher education (including major, minor, degree, anticipated date of completion); b) employment (including dates, duties, name of supervisor); c) research and publications.
Using 500-1000 words, please submit an essay which describes importance of the nominees work on behalf of employment of individuals with significant disabilities, including how Marc Gold’s work influenced the nominee’s contributions.
Please attach up to two (2) letters that support the nomination. These letters should be from individuals with experience in employment services who are familiar with the nominee’s work and contributions.
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