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North Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council Receives Two National Awards for Communications

  • Synopsis: Published: 2010-09-03 - NCCDD and partner firm get awards for personalized brochure on the right and wrong ways of referring to people with developmental disabilities. For further information pertaining to this article contact: North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities.
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NCCDD and partner firm get awards for personalized brochure on the right and wrong ways of referring to people with developmental disabilities and an informational video on the drive for self-determination in Communicator Awards competition.

The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities has been honored for two communications accomplishments in the 2010 national Communicator Awards Competition.

A brochure that was developed on People First language, giving first hand accounts of how hurtful demeaning terms can be to people with disabilities, won a silver award of distinction in the publications category. The informational video "Self-Determination Is...," which addressed the growing calls for more decision-making authority over their lives by people with disabilities, was honored with a silver award of distinction for video. Both communications projects were produced for the Council by The Wallace Group.

"We work hard to communicate with people with developmental disabilities, their families and the public about significant issues and are pleased when the quality of our efforts is recognized," said Holly Riddle, executive director of the Council.

The Communicator Awards competition draws thousands of entries from across the nation each year in its video and print media categories.

The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities seeks to support effective, innovative initiatives that improve the lives and promote community inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.





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