CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership

2017 CQL Awards of Excellence

The 2017 CQL Awards of Excellence honor an individual, organization, or system that demonstrates excellence
in the support of people receiving services. The award recipients provide innovative and emerging practices in
the achievement of outcomes for people with disabilities, mental health diagnoses, and/or older adults. Congratulations to all of our award recipients! You can learn more about them below:

Beckie Amidon Austin | Arc Of Steuben

Beckie Amidon Austin is empowering people to attain their individual outcomes, goals, and dreams. She is instrumental in reinforcing the person-centered concept as well as enthusiastically promoting the Personal Outcome Measures®. Learn More>>

Core Services Of Northeast Tennessee

Core Services implemented a rights restriction review process that has reduced the number of restrictions in people’s lives by 40% in one year. The assessment tool starts with the person’s view of the restrictive measure, and has resulted in people having more control in their lives. Learn More>>

Lucy Lund | Opportunities For Positive Growth, Inc.

Lucy Lund, Executive Director of the Self-Directed Services Department, has been solely responsible for creating systems, platforms, processes, and expectations that focus on what really matters for each person supported in residential services. Learn More>>

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley (CLUOV) has been committed to using Personal Outcome Measures® for the past two decades. CLUOV has made a commitment to move away from segregated living options and programs to authentic inclusive living environments in the community - homes that are no longer owned by service providers. Learn More>>

Paul Nigra Center For Creative Arts

The Paul Nigra Center brings together individuals with disabilities with the greater community so that all may share and experience the arts in an integrated setting. Their community-based facility is open to people of all ages and abilities, where all participants are respected as artists, actors, dancers, musicians, and aspiring chefs. Learn More>>