2011 Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award

November 9, 2011

Senator Tom Harkin
Senator Tom Harkin

The Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual or organization making distinguished lifetime contributions to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Senator Tom Harkin

United States Senate

In Recognition as a Lifelong Champion Committed to Improving the Lives of People with Disabilities and Supporting Those Who Work on Their Behalf

Senator Harkin has worked tirelessly for over 40 years fighting for policies that promote equal opportunity, full participation, self-determination, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities and their families in Iowa and across the US. Even in these tough economic times, he continues to fight for support for a wide range of effective programs that enable people with disabilities to live, work, and play in the community as well as support for the professionals who work on their behalf. Senator Harkin continues to be a champion at the center of our national disability policy making process. All of us in the field of disabilities owe him a debt of gratitude and a promise of support for his future efforts.

Senator Harkin's Award