The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference


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2018 OCALI Awards

OCALI Awards recognize and celebrate the achievements, contributions, and impact of leaders, pioneers, and champions whose work and efforts help support and improve outcomes for people with autism, sensory disabilities, and low-incidence disabilities.

Award recipients demonstrate significant personal achievements and accomplishments, strong leadership skills and abilities, innovative ideas, practices, and solutions, effective collaboration and mentoring efforts, and overall impact on systems and communities.

Thanks to everyone who submitted! Wow, so many high-quality and deserving candidates!

Award Categories

Kathe Shelby Leadership Award (presented by Ohio Department of Education's Office for Exceptional Children)

Margaret Burley Family Impact Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Nomination Deadline

Nominations are due Friday, August 31, 2018.

Awards Ceremony

2018 OCALI Awards will be presented during a special ceremony from the Main Stage at 9:45 am, Thursday, November 15, 2018.