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Advocate of the Year 2022 Applications Now Open!


We are now accepting nominations for both the 2022 Disability Advocate and 2022 Youth Advocate of the Year!


To nominate someone follow one of the links below:

Advocate of the Year - https://forms.gle/x1aLRD5zZAAg1f8s6

Youth Advocate of the Year - https://forms.gle/cJQAhJ5VqYMwvjoN6


The Advocate of the Year award honors a leader within the service area of

Independence, Inc.

The award is given to an individual who has fought hard to:


• Improve conditions and opportunities in the community for people with disabilities. • Increase community awareness of issues related to disabilities. • Remove barriers for people with disabilities. • Improve community participation for people with all types of disabilities.


The Youth Advocate of the Year award honors a young leader within the service area of Independence, Inc. The Youth Advocate of the Year is given to an individual who has fought hard to:


• Improve the conditions and opportunities in the community for people with disabilities. • Increase community awareness of issues related to disabilities. • Work towards removing barriers for people with disabilities. • Inspire youth to become future leaders and advocates for the disability community.


Eligibility:

The Advocate of the Year nominee must reside within the Independence, Inc. service area.

The Youth Advocate of the Year nominee must be between the ages of 14 and 26 and reside within the Independence, Inc. service area. This nominee should have a disability.


Independence, Inc. employees and board members are not eligible.


Nominations will close on July, 22, 2022 at 4 p.m.

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