Do you know someone who you believe should be inducted to the NYS Disability Rights Hall of Fame? Nominate them!

The NYS Disability Rights Hall of Fame was created to recognize the contributions of people with disabilities whose lifelong work has substantially taken place in New York State. NYSILC will induct peers who have made a positive impact on people with disabilities throughout the state, country, and/or internationally via:

  • Improving quality of life
  • Advancing meaningful systems change or blocking adverse actions
  • Promoting a positive image through media or other communications
  • Introducing new knowledge or models
  • Developing new programs or services
  • Eliminating attitudinal, physical, or communication barriers
  • Accomplishing other significant achievements

All contributions should support the concepts of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and systems advocacy to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, productivity, integration, and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of American society.

NYSILC has opened up the nomination form at The form will be available until December 18th, 2019.  If you previously nominated someone who was not inducted, please feel free to nominate them again.  Resubmission does not guarantee induction; they will be considered along with the other candidates.  

This year we are limiting the class to 3-5 inductees so make your nomination count!