UCP Board Member Honored by Fellow Prestigious Disability Advocate
Since 1992, the University of Maine’s Center for Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) has worked to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families in our community and beyond – a mission very similar to our own here at UCP of Maine.
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, CCIDS held a special awards ceremony honoring four individuals who have dedicated themselves to significantly improving the lives of people with disabilities in Maine. We are very proud to announce that our own Board Member Avery Olmstead was chosen as one of those four! Avery was honored with the CCIDS Dare to Dream Social Change Award for his advocacy efforts, vision and leadership in promoting social change to advance the rights of people with disabilities. Avery has spent many years sharing his story and raising awareness around disabilities in our community, and we are thrilled to work alongside him as he continues this legacy. Please join us in congratulating Avery on this well-deserved honor!
You can view Avery’s acceptance speech here.