2012 Leadership in Advocacy Award
December 11, 2012
|Angela Martin with AUCD President Tony Antosh and President-Elect Julie Fodor|
The Leadership in Advocacy Award is presented to an individual or family member who has exhibited exceptional leadership and self-advocacy skills in the area of developmental disabilities.
Angela Martin, MSW
Development Disabilities Institute, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan
In Appreciation of Your Advocacy, Leadership, and Service
Angela has brought the perspective of siblings into the Family Support movement, through her commitment, first, to her younger sister, Elizabeth, who is an artist and a self-advocate, and her commitment to the self-determination of all people, through her project, Michigan Partners for Freedom. Angela's energy has helped to grow the sibling advocacy movement into a recognized voice in advocacy in support of the self-determination of people with disabilities. She has modeled both dedication and respect both in her life as a sibling and in her on-going work bridging family support and self-advocacy.