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.
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.
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.
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.
Nominations are due by July 31,2022
Questions or requests for support can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 801-245-7350.
Nominations can be done through the attached form: https://forms.gle/8eNJ7x1M3KirdF5E9
Utah Developmental Disabilities Council
5296 S Commerce Drive
Murray, UT 84107