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Nominate a Mentor or Program for the Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame by May 1, 2016!

Established in December 2014, the mission of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) is to increase the awareness, quality, and impact of mentoring for individuals with disabilities across the nation. Member organizations share core values and align with the Coalition’s initiatives to streamline communication, reduce duplication of efforts, increase mentoring opportunities, improve recognition of successful programs and mentors, and improve outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities.

The Coalition launched the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame in September 2015 to honor those who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring for individuals with disabilities. The Hall of Fame’s namesake, Susan M. Daniels, devoted her life to improving the lives of others with disabilities. As a person with a disability who achieved enormous professional and personal success, she had significant impact as a senior policy maker and as a mentor to hundreds of individuals. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the NDMC named 25 outstanding leaders as the first inductees into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. These inductees were selected for their demonstrated commitment to mentoring and for the impact of their contributions on improving the lives of people with disabilities.

Nominations for the Class of 2016 are currently being accepted until May 1, 2016.

Please spread the word! Thanks for supporting the Coalition’s work and for helping to increase awareness of the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

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