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. For the first time, NYSILC will induct up to 5 peers who have made a positive impact on people with disabilities throughout the state, country, and/or internationally by:
·      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
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.
All nomination forms and materials must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 15, 2017.
Eligible candidates must also include:
1. A narrative of up to five pages documenting evidence of contributions in the above-mentioned areas, and summarizing the candidate's work and achievements.
2. Two references from colleagues in either independent living or other community based disability organizations, attesting to the narrative.
3. Either a self-nomination or a nomination from a colleague, using the official nomination form linked below:

HOF Nomination Form