In 2018, NYSILC created the NYS Disability Rights Hall of Fame to recognize individuals who have made lifelong achievements which positively impact people with disabilities in society.

Areas of lifelong achievement include: improving public policy and programs/services, advancing new knowledge and/or concepts, eliminating barriers, and promoting a positive image for people with disabilities.

To date, we have inducted 17 disability champions into our Hall of Fame. We are announcing a call for nominations of individuals for our 4th class of awardees – and we encourage you to submit a nomination from your network of peers. Nominations are open until November 15, 2021.



Our 4th class of Hall of Famers will be determined late in 2021 and officially inducted during a dinner ceremony scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Albany Wolf Road Marriott.  The ceremony will be a hybrid event, so those unable to attend can participate as well, via Zoom.

You can be a part of this year’s celebration by sponsoring the event, becoming an honorary committee member (available soon), donating a board game or other prize for our raffle, and of course by attending the event in May.

Watch this page for more information and opportunities to participate.  If you have questions or to find out more, please email Amy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at (518) 944-8604.  Thank you – we look forward to joining you in celebrating our New York State Disability Rights champions!