NARRTC Distinguished Service, Commendation & Special Contribution Awards

The NARRTC Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Awards. NARRTC Awards are a key way that the organization recognizes exceptional support and service. Awards will be presented during the 2018 annual conference on March 26 and 27, 2018 in Arlington, VA. Please consider nominating a colleague. The nomination form is available and submissions are due no later than February 1, 2018.

NARRTC Award categories include:

    Distinguished Service

    Awarded to individuals who have made impressive contributions to the field of disability through research, teaching, service, or advocacy. The Distinguished Service Award is generally given for sustained contributions or an accumulation of life-time achievements. It is the highest recognition conferred by NARRTC.


    Awarded for research, teaching, service, or advocacy in the field of disability for specific, focused activities or achievements. Commendations recognize important contributions that strategically or creatively advance the field of disability.

    Special Contribution

    Awarded for leadership activities and major accomplishments on behalf of NARRTC as an organization. Special Contribution Awards recognize diligence, service, commitment, and leadership in the context of organizational affairs or related spheres of activity.

  • View the complete list of past Distinguished Service, Commendation and Special Contribution Award winners