2012 20th Anniversary Award Recipients
2012 20th Anniversary Daring to Dream Award Artwork
20th anniversary awards featured an original abstract painting by Spindleworks artist, Terri Snape, “Untitled Abstract.”
Public Policy Change
David Noble Stockford, Maine Department of Education, Policy Director and Team Leader, Special Services (retired) — for vision and leadership that promotes public policy change to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities.
Photo caption: Lu Zeph (left) and Paul Picard (far right) present the Public Policy Change Award to David Noble Stockford. (Photo by Kathy Rice).
Avery Olmstead, Self-Advocate — for vision and leadership that promotes social change to advance the rights of people with disabilities.
Photo caption: CCIDS Coordinator Alan Kurtz presents the 20th Anniversary Award for Social Change to honoree Avery Olmstead. Avery’s mother, Sandra Olmstead, is holding the award. Photo: Kathy Rice
Stephen T. Murphy, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Southern Maine — for vision and leadership in scholarship that informs Disability Studies policy and practice.
Photo caption: Stephen T. Murphy, professor emeritus and author of Voices of Pineland, delivering the Distinguished Lecture: “From Segregation to Self-Determination: Looking Back, Looking Ahead.” Photo: Kathy Rice
Jodie Benvie, Disability Rights Center, Developmental Services Advocate – for vision and leadership in advocacy in support of Maine’s self-advocacy movement and people with disabilities.
Photo caption: Community Advisory Committee member Maryann Preble (right) presents the 20th Anniversary Award for Advocacy to Jodi Benvie of the Disability Rights Center. Photo: Kathy Rice