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SAVE THE DATE ACCESS AWARDS LUNCHEON

OCTOBER 19, 2015

OMNI HOTEL

251 S OLIVE STREET

LOS ANGELES, CA


Welcome to the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities

Welcome to the Commission on Disabilities webpage. We hope that you will find it to be an indispensable resource in meeting your informational needs. As you experience this website, you will find valuable links intended to support you in acquiring the information and assistance you are seeking. After you have had the opportunity to visit our webpage, we hope that you will access the “contact us” feature listed above and provide us with constructive feedback that will enable us to further enhance our webpage. We invite you to learn more about the commission and how you can take part in serving the disability community of Los Angeles County. Thank you for visiting the Commission on Disabilities webpage.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES

Members of the Commission on Disabilities are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and represent each District for a nonconsecutive two year term. Our mission is to advise the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on a range of issues affecting the lives of people with disabilities and of actions they can take to achieve a barrier free County where people with disabilities have equal access to programs and services. Our Commission and Committees focus on issues of health, employment, education, transportation, access, and recreation. We also monitor the quality of municipal services, evaluate policy, and recommend improvements to existing laws.

We are especially proud of our Scholarship Programs that disperses financial scholarships to students with disabilities who are pursuing a higher education. Donations to the Bernard Siegel / Bill Tainter, Ernest T. Hamilton, Jr., Veteran and Ruben Anthony Rios, Art Scholarship Programs are tax deductible. We encourage your participation.

The Commission on Disabilities meets every third Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Meetings are held in room 374-A of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration at 500 West Temple Street in Downtown Los Angeles, California 90012. The public is welcome to attend.

Special Announcement

Press Release

LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

AND THE

COUNTY COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES

CONGRATULATES THE 24nd ANNUAL ACCESS AWARDEES

In recognition of October as “Disability Awareness Month,” the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities hosted their 24th Annual Access Awards Luncheon and ADA25 Anniversary Celebration on Monday, October 19, 2015 at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. This luncheon event was held to honor individuals, corporations, and public entities that have made outstanding contributions and/or have demonstrated leadership, commitment, inspiration, facilitation or promotion of accessibility and equality for people with disabilities. Proceeds from this event will be used to support the Commission’s programs and outreach to the disability community.

One of the Commission’s primary programs is the Bill Tainter Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities. Through this program, the Commission awards scholarships to students with disabilities from each of the five Supervisorial Districts. These scholarships enable students with disabilities to continue their quest for an education beyond high school, independence and the fulfillment of their goals and dreams. Additionally, the Ernest T. Hamilton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program is a program to honor the memory of former Commissioner Ernest T. Hamilton, Jr., a disabled veteran of the Armed Forces and a life-long advocate for the disabled community, who passed away in July 2007. Congratulations to this year’s 24th Annual Access Awardees.

5th District Awards

Bud Brown and Sona E. Baghdassarian

 

1st District Award

2nd District Award

Jorge Chuc

City of Inglewood

Home Delivered Meals Program

 

3rd District Award

4th District Award

Marilyn Grunwald

Gilbert Salinas, M.P.A.

 

Chairperson’s Award

Jim J.S. Holmes & Kevin Gilliland

Sedgwick, LLP

 

Jane Small Advocacy Award

Billy Barty Award – Media/Sports

Laurie E. Aronoff, Shawn Kravich,

Ayako Miyashita and Robert Bradley Sears

Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project

(LA HLLP)

Richard Bell & Ray Pizarro

Pushrim Foundation

 

Harley Rubenstein Caregiver Award

Pearl Ella Johnson Community Service Award

Jeffrey Gamble

Ellsworth “EJ” Jackson