CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership

2015 International Awards of Excellence

CQL, The Council on Quality and Leadership, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 International Awards of Excellence. The recipients were selected for demonstrating excellence in the support of people with disabilities, through innovative and emerging practices in the achievement of outcomes. The award recipients were selected based on their commitment to quality, connected to social capital, choice, employment, rights, person-centeredness and the use of data in organizational change. 

“They all exemplify a person-centered approach to human services and lead the way in ensuring that people are achieving their outcomes. They focus on what really matters to people, at a very individual level.” states Cathy Ficker Terrill, former President and CEO of CQL.

CQL honored the following organizations at the 2015 CQL Conference, themed ‘Outcomes: The Gateway To Quality.’
You can learn more about their accomplishments be clicking below:

Brothers of Charity Services

Brothers of Charity | Galway, Ireland

The “Let’s Get to Work” Project from the Brothers of Charity Services explores and supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to access the labor market in Galway, Ireland, through securing and maintaining employment. 
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CHI Friendship


CHI Friendship | Fargo, North Dakota

CHI Friendship is a pioneer in the area of community-based employment and is providing integrated and meaningful employment for the people they support in North Dakota, with 87% of people in paid positions. 
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South Dakota DDD

Dan Lusk | Pierre, South Dakota

Dan Lusk, Director of the South Dakota Division of Developmental Disabilities, enhances services and systems, through the addition of 30 Personal Outcome Measures® interviewers and the incorporation of Personal Outcome Measures® data into their HCBS transition plan. 
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Herkimer ARC | Herkimer, New York

The HARC Business Park is a leading example and model of an integrated business in the state of New York. It serves as a springboard for community development and the expansion of business concepts, while increasing the opportunity for people with and without disabilities to network, meet new friends and build relationships. 
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St. Louis Arc

St. Louis Arc  & SUCCEED | St. Louis, Missouri

In a collaboration between the University of Missouri – St. Louis and the St. Louis Arc, SUCCEED is a two year program that allows people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ages 18-25) to live on-campus at the University of Missouri St. Louis, while taking classes that help them to build social capital and learn skills they need to live independently.
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