Nancy D. Thomas
It is our privilege to have known Nancy Thomas. We owe her a great debt. This conference was not only her vision, but she made it a reality. In response to the legislative mandate for inclusion of young children with disabilities, Nancy was the driving force behind a collaborative effort to bring together early childhood professionals from around the state. In 1987, the first statewide conference addressing the needs of inclusion for young children and their families was held in the state of Florida. Over the last 14 years there have been some changes, but the vision remains the same. We now have become "One Goal: Building the Future Together 'Putting Families and Children First'." Her memory lives on in our continued collaboration and commitment to children and families.
The Nancy Thomas Award
The Nancy Thomas Award Brochure is available here in PDF file format, which will require software such as Adobe Reader to open. The nomination form and instructions for nominating are included in the brochure. Only one nomination is allowed per form, so feel free to print out as many copies as you need, but all nominations must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2006.
Download the Nancy Thomas Award Brochure
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