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DEC Celebrates and the Award Program

Each year DEC honors individuals who are making a difference in the lives of young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities and their families.

During the DEC conference, the DEC Celebrates event is a time to honor our legacy, as well as celebrate the year's award winners.

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2023 Awards Nominations are Open Now!

Review the criteria below and submit your nominations by Tuesday, August 15th, 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Submit a nomination here.

Award winners will be notified in September and announced at the DEC conference in November.


Please consider reaching out to colleagues/others if you would like to be nominated or contact Megan Purcell (, the Awards Committee Chair, with questions about the nominations process or to receive support with completing materials.

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