Disability Awareness Awards

Champions of Inclusion

Reflecting on the important role different perspectives play in our community, twice a year the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities recognizes those whose work exemplifies the national effort to increase public awareness of the contributions and skills of workers with disabilities, including professionals that work each day in the disabilities field and students excelling with disabilities.


Approximately 122,000 adults and children developmental disability and live and work in communities across Arizona. The Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities believes every person, regardless of ability, has valuable strengths, infinite capacity to learn and the potential to make important contributions to our community. To the end, each year the Committee host our annual Disability Awareness Awards to create awareness about developmental disabilities, teach the importance of inclusion within every aspect of life and to share the stories of individuals with a disability to show that a successful life is possible.