In February, I learned that I was nominated to be inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. The Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was established in 2015 to carry on the legacy of disability champion and lifelong mentor, Susan M. Daniels, and to spotlight individuals and groups around the country who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring.
The Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame is overseen by the National Disability Mentoring Coalition, which is a membership organization that was established in December 2014. It is dedicated to increasing the awareness, quality and impact of mentoring for individuals with disabilities nationwide.
The National Disability Mentoring Coalition informed me that I was selected for this honor based on my commitment to mentoring and the impact of my mentoring efforts in positively impacting people with disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy and community advocacy.
I am truly humbled to be recognized in this way. I am especially honored because so many people that I admire and respect have been inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.
There will be a virtual celebration on March 30 at 6:30 p.m. ET to honor the Class of 2021. I am truly looking forward to this event!
About Stephanie Woodward: Stephanie is a brand ambassador advisor for Quantum Rehab® and works as a disability rights activist. She has received many awards for helping communities become more accessible, as well as for her actions in fighting for the rights of disabled individuals as it relates to Medicaid and other support services. Click here to learn more about Stephanie.