The NYS Disability Rights Hall of Fame recognizes 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.

View highlights from the 2019 Hall of Fame event here:  


Nominations for the 2020 Hall of Fame are now closed.  The selection committee will discuss which nominees will be inducted for this year.  By February 2020, the new class of inductees will be announced.  The class will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame during our 3rd annual dinner event at the Wolf Road Marriott on Thursday, May 28, 2020.

This year's honorary committee members are making a meaningful investment in developing youth leadership programs for people with disabilities. Read more and become an honorary commmittee member here:

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Proceeds from these events help to sustain the awards ceremony and dinner in the future, and will also support both the Pat Figueroa Jr. Young Adult Scholarships and the Leadership Development and Civic Engagement Program (LDCEP).

If you have questions, please contact Amy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-427-1060, ext. 103.