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Governor’s Council on Disability seeks nominations for annual recognition awards

October 30, 2023

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Governor’s Council on Disability (GCD) is currently accepting nominations for its 2023 annual Inclusion and Youth Leadership Awards.

The Governor’s Council on Disability promotes full participation and inclusion of the nearly one million Missourians with disabilities in all aspects of community life by educating citizens, businesses, schools, organizations, and others of their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Inclusion Award (32nd year) is presented annually to recognize private and public employers, individuals, businesses or organizations that have worked toward greater disability inclusion by taking exceptional, proactive, and innovative measures to integrate and mainstream people with disabilities into their programs, activities, and operations.

The nomination form and criteria for the Inclusion Award are available here.

The Youth Leadership Award (11th year) recognizes an outstanding Missouri youth (age 16-26) with a disability that has demonstrated exemplary leadership by engaging in activities that improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in their communities in Missouri.

The nomination form and criteria for the Youth Leadership Award are available here.

Please follow the links above to submit your online nominations. The deadline for submitting nominations is January 31, 2024.

For more information or questions, contact the Governor’s Council on Disability at (573) 751-2600.