The Gerry Bloomfield Awards

About The Gerry Bloomfield Awards
Gerry Bloomfield was a founding member of OSAC (Ontario Society for Autistic Children), which later became Autism Ontario. These awards are in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Autism Ontario and to the cause of Autism Spectrum Disorders. (Past award recipients found on our website)

1) Professional Award
The Gerry Bloomfield Award for outstanding professional contributions to the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders or to Autism Ontario
  • In recognition of the critical role played by professionals in the lives of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families,
  • May be awarded to an individual or group of individuals whose efforts have contributed to improving the quality of life for a person or persons with ASD and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) through:
    • Improving programs
    • Research
    • Establishing guidelines and policies
  • May be awarded to someone whose efforts have had direct influence in making a significant change in the lives of the people with autism and their families.

2) Volunteer Award
The Gerry Bloomfield Award for outstanding contributions to Autism Ontario by a Volunteer
  • May be awarded to an individual or group of individuals whose efforts have contributed to improving the quality of life for a person or persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) through:
    • Promoting public awareness and understanding
    • Advocating on behalf of Autism Ontario
    • Supporting the families and communities through outstanding work at the chapter level
    • May be awarded to someone whose efforts have created a greater profile for an Autism Ontario Chapter or the Association with the community at large.
  • The recipient(s) should be a past or present member of the Association.
  • The recipient(s) should have demonstrated integrity, commitment and loyalty over a sustained period of time to the lives of people with ASD and PDD.

Past Award Recipients













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