2015 AUCD Council on Community Advocacy Award

November 17, 2015

Antonio and Johnny accepting the award
Antonio and Johnny accepting the award

The Council on Community Advocacy Award is presented to a UCEDD that has exhibited the strongest commitment to support the full and active participation of self-advocates and family members on its consumer advisory council.

Community Partnership Advisory Council

Institute for Disability Studies
University of Southern Mississippi UCEDD

In Recognition of Your Commitment and Support of Full and
Active Participation of Self-Advocates and Family Members

"The MS CPAC has not only grown in their compilation of self-advocates, parents/family members, disability organizations, and state agency representation, but their voice in the administration of programs through IDS along with community issues affecting those with disabilities has grown strong and is heard throughout the state. Each quarter, the Council receives updates as to the impact of the current programs. Council members provide feedback as to the community's needs in that area as well. This is an effort to ensure that programs are meeting the needs of the disability community to the best of its capacity."


Posing with the award, with Karen and Olivia
Antonio Norwood and Johnny McGinn
for the the Institute for Disability Studies,
AUCD President-Elect Karen Edwards,
AUCD President Olivia Raynor