Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame


Susan Daniels in her famous red hatThe Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was established to honor those who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring for individuals with disabilities.

The Hall of Fame''s namesake, Susan M. Daniels, devoted her life to improving the lives of others with disabilities. As a person with a disability who achieved enormous professional and personal success, she had significant impact as a senior policy maker, as an inspirational speaker and teacher, and as a devoted mentor to hundreds of individuals.

In 2015, the National Disability Mentoring Coalition named 25 outstanding leaders as the first inductees into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame - 25 champions marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. These inductees were selected for their demonstrated commitment to mentoring and for their impact on improving the lives of people with disabilities.

The public has been invited to nominate individuals and organizations for the Hall of Fame every year. A total of 66 individuals and 8 organizations have been inducted to date. You can find the full list of 20152016, and 2017 honorees on their respective pages.

The 2018 Call for Nominations is open until August 31, 2018. If you are interested in nominating a mentor or mentoring organization, click below to submit your nomination today.

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2017 Inductees
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