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ASM Award Nominations

Do you know someone who is deserving of recognition in any of the categories below? It is time to start looking at nominations for awards at our annual meeting to be held in the fall.

Please write approximately 1,000 words or less why this person should receive an ASM award and email to: or mail to: Autism Society of Maine, 72 B Main St., Winthrop, ME 04364. Call with any questions: 1-800-273-5200. Please submit by September 1, 2023. See Nomination Form

What needs to be included in the nomination letter?
Describe the problem / project addressed and what steps were taken. What impact did it have on Autistic people and the community? What changes were made and were they lasting changes? How did the changes affect the quality of life for Autistic people and / or the community? How long did the nominee work on the problem / project?


Following are the categories of awards ASM presents:

Professionals (not in the field of Autism, but contributing to it):

  • Any professional within their own field of expertise who contributes        
  • In any manner relative to individuals and/or families affected by ASD

Example: Media person who wrote series or article on autism, State Representative or Senator supporting Autism related bill etc.

Family Members or Persons with Autism:

  • To an individual with Autism or a family of an individual with autism who has contributed to the community to enhance the lives of individuals with Autism.

Example:  Promotes education or Autism Acceptance to the local community, schools, or general public.

Professionals Providing Services:

  • Any professional practicing within the field that has devoted his/her service potential and opportunities to supporting, treating, and effectively providing services to individuals and families with ASD.

Example: Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Special Ed Teacher etc.