In honor of the extraordinary dedication to adults with disabilities and life challenges, AEI proudly recognizes the following award recipients.

Community Advocate of the Year Award

AEI established the Community Advocate Award in 2011 to recognize people and businesses in the community who have broken down barrier for AEI participants. We firmly believe that working together strengthens our communities and creates opportunities for people with a wide range of abilities.

John Raposa, Director of Employment Services, presented this year's award to Marshalls/TJ Maxx!

Ernest H. Augat Award

At every critical juncture in AEI’s history, Mr. Augat or the Augat Foundation was there to support our vision of the future. We proudly present this award annually as a way to keep Mr. Augat’s spirit alive and to remind us all of the man behind the name. Each year, we select an AEI participant who embodies the qualities which lead to Mr. Augat’s success and made him a well-respected and revered member of our community. Those qualities are: strength in the face of adversity, humility, generosity and a strong sense of character.

Jerry Pilkington, CEO presented this year's award to Tim Breaux!

John Alves Employee of the Year Award

Each year an AEI program participant is chosen because they demonstrate qualities we all valued in John Alves, a former AEI staff. Those qualities are exemplary attendance, positive attitude, empathy for others, and demonstrated achievement.

This year's recipient has a job in at Stop & Shop and in an active member of our CBDS program where he enjoys volunteering.

John Capuano from Stop & Shop joined us in presenting this year's award to David Dix!

Excellence in Direct Care Service Awards

Traci Cabral, Director of Day Programs, presented the award to Kevin Seccareccia who is a Developmental Specialist in our North Attleboro Day Habilitation program.

Traci Cabal, Director of Day Programs, presented the award to Terri Bernardo who is a Developmental Specialist in our Mansfield Day Habilitation program.

Martha Rubi-Rapoza, Director of Family Supports, presented the award to Michelle Cordeiro who is one of our House Supervisors in our residential program.