What is the J Moss Award?
The J Moss Award is presented to a person to acknowledge outstanding work in the field of intellectual disability.
It was named after the first person who won the award, Jeannette Moss. Jeanette Moss is a parent of a person with disability who has achieved amazing things to support SAS back in the early days.
The Jeanette Moss Award is presented every two years at the Self Advocacy Sydney AGM.
A shield is kept in the SAS office with the winner’s name engraved on it and a certificate is presented to the winner.
Who can be nominated?
Anyone who has supported people with intellectual disabilities in the Sydney area can be nominated. This can be as a paid worker or as a volunteer.
Note: Employees or current Board members of Self Advocacy cannot receive the award.
How do we choose the recipient?
- Nomination forms are sent out to all SAS members. This will include AGM election forms.
- These nomination forms will be passed onto the Board.
- The Board will vote on their choice. This will be based on the person’s history of supporting with people with intellectual disabilities
Winners of the J Moss Award
Congratulations to Julie Loblinzk for receiving the J Moss Award in 2022!
Julie has worked for decades to support people with intellectual disability to speak up for themselves.
She has worked with the University of New South Wales on many research projects such as the effects of the pandemic on people with intellectual disability.
J Moss Award Winners
|2017||Professor Iva Strnadova|
|2019||Professor Trevor Parmenter AM|