Nominations for the CCDC Hero Awards!
06/07/2014 - 12:00am - 06/18/2014 - 5:00pm
Kathy Vincent Award for Effective Communication: For someone that has made strides in the area of effective communication, who has shown leadership and broken barriers for people with communication related disabilities.
Ron Halsey Award for Rural Activism: A person who has done something to make life for people with disabilities better for those living in rural areas.
The Cappi Award: for someone that improves access for service dogs and their partners.
The Jerry Urban David and Goliath Award: For someone who tackles a big entity and wins and is not afraid to go after those with power for the betterment of the disability community.
The Lucile Weiss Memorial Award for Education: For someone that does something to promote access to any kind of education for people with disabilities. This includes K-12 education, college education and adult education.
The Brady Goguen Award for Family Support: For someone that helps bring or keep a family together despite challenges created by a fragmented and often unfriendly disability system. This can be for someone that supports an individual family or addresses a systemic problem.
The Kyle Frohne Award for Inclusion for someone who works to promote inclusion in the community, particularly with regard to employment: Preference given to someone that is focusing on people most likely to be excluded.
The Juli Stewart Memorial Award for an outstanding direct service provider: This is for an attendant or other direct care staff person who is always ready, willing and able to provide their clients with the support they need in a responsible way, but without taking over.
The Kay McCanless Award for Community Building: For someone that has done excellent work in bringing a community or group together, that fosters group cohesion for the benefit of the disability community.
The Ken Gordon Memorial Award for Legislative Advocacy: For someone that follows the ethical and passionate ethos of the late Senator Gordon and uses the democratic process to make life better for all.
Patrick Zimmerman Award for Consumer Direction: For someone who has done terrific work promoting consumer directed services.
The George Roberts and Jeanette Klimach Foot Soldier of the Year Award: For a person with a disability who does what is needed by the community, when it is needed, without complaining, and for the betterment of the community. These are people who quietly go about doing what is asked, showing up and supporting the community goals and putting the community needs first.
The Peter Robertson Memorial Award for Civil Rights Legal Advocacy: For an attorney that uses the law to make a difference and support any civil or human rights issue, including disability rights.
The Laura Hershey "Pen is Mightier Than The Sword" Award: For someone that uses the written word to promote disability rights or disability pride or otherwise show a positive expression of disability.