2021 Advocacy Awards Nominations are Open Now!

Utah Developmental
Disabilities Council
2021 Advocacy Awards

The UDDC Advocacy Award is given to an individual who has made a commitment to improving the lives of Utahns with disabilities. The awardee is recognized for their efforts to help individuals with disabilities lead full, integrated lives and help make their communities inclusive and respectful.

We invite community members to nominate Utahns who have worked toward a better future for Utahns of all abilities. The Utah Developmental Disabilities Council Executive Director will present the awards at the Golden Keys Awards event in October 2021, which is hosted by the Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and its partners. Applications are due July 15, 2021 by noon.

One award will be given in each category:


The Self-Advocate category is for an individual with a disability who has made significant efforts toward improving their own or another individual’s life by promoting integrated living, community supports, employment opportunities, or another area of growth. 

Family Member       

The Family Member category is for a family member of an individual with a disability who has made significant efforts toward improving the life of their relative who has a disability, or who has made efforts to improving the lives of families of Utahns with disabilities. A family member can be a parent, sibling, spouse, child, or guardian. 

Community Member

The Community Member category is for an individual who serves their community. This category recognizes a broad range of impactful Utahns, including civic leaders, city council members, mayors, members of Congress, Utah representatives and senators, educators, bus drivers, librarians, medical professionals, and many other individuals who have made significant efforts to improve the lives of Utahns, specifically those with disabilities. This nominee recognizes the need for inclusive communities and public support for individuals with disabilities and has worked to reduce disparities. 

Applications can be completed online by clicking here.

You can also print out a PDF version at the link below. Applications can be emailed to uddc@utah.gov or mailed to
Utah Developmental Disabilities Council
5296 Commerce Dr Ste 305
Murray, UT 84107

Click here for a FILLABLE PDF version of the application (which is also printable).

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