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November 18 
2015 Awards Ceremony
100 North Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70802



The Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs will host the 2015 Governor’s Outstanding Leadership in Disabilities Award Ceremony at the Old State Capitol, in December.

The Governor's Office of Disability Affairs would like to make all necessary parking for our guest. Should you need an accessible parking spot please contact our office.

We reccommend parking for the genreal public at the 3rd Street Parking Garage located at 150 3rd Street across from Boudreaux's and Thiboudeaux's. 

MAP and Parking Here

2012 GOLD Awards Information Center
Old State Capital after a snow day

Baton Rouge, LA
   an effort to increase public awareness and acknowledge the efforts of those that have advanced the quality of life for Louisiana's disability community, the Governor's Office of Disability Affairs annually host the Governor's Outstanding Leadership in Disabilities Awards. These awards are presented to individuals, organizations, agencies and employers whose contributions have advanced the opportunities of individuals with disabilities or for those who have been selfless in serving the disability community in Louisiana.

Awards are presented to the following recipients on behalf of their commitment and service to persons with disabilities in Louisiana:

The Patsy Barrett Memorial – honors a woman with disabilities who was a human rights activist

The Ken Vince Memorial
– honors a man with disabilities who was a rehabilitation counselor and advocated for persons with disabilities. 

The Youth of the Year
–  in recognition of a teen ages 13-19 who is a model of achievement and inspiration to other youth with disabilities.

The Distinguished Merit
– is bestowed upon an agency or individual for their extra-ordinary service in the disability field. 

Volunteer of the Year
- recognizes extraordinary service by an individual who has enhanced opportunities for persons with disabilities. 

The Service Animal of the Year
- The bonds between animals and humans are never more apparent than in those providing a serive to its human owner. In addition, animals serve as aides and provide companionship and therapy to people with specific physical and mental needs.

The Family of the Year
–  No stronger bond exist than that of family. The example of family life and commitment as well as their service to the disability community.

The Employer of the Year
– recognizes a company that actively recruits, hires and accommodates employees with disabilities.

The Educator of the Year-
recognizes an outstanding individual who has contributed signficantly in educating persons with disabilities in our community.

Direct Supports Professional of the Year-
is given to an outstanding individual who has demonstrated a strong passion to enhance the lives of those they serve.

Veteran of the Year-
recognizes a veteran with a disability who has served honorably in the United States Armed Forces, and has a record of exemplary services in the disabled community.

OTHER Information

Contact Information

Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs

P.O. Box 94004, Baton Rouge, LA 70804
150 Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Tel: 225.219.4401
Fax: 225.219.7551

VIDEO RELAY: 888-890-6996


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