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The Elizabeth M. Dalton Award was established in 2010. It is the Rhode Island Assistive Technology Access Partnership’s (ATAP) award recognizing outstanding commitment by an individual to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities.
Nominees for this award are distinguished by their innovative actions that have impacted the lives of individuals with disabilities in the area of assistive technology and/or universal design for life and learning.
The award nominee can be a(n):
- Professional providing services;
- Advocate working on behalf of individuals with disabilities;
- Individual providing peer support;
- Or a user of AT.
The award recipient should be a champion of AT.
Past Award Recipients:
2019: Dan Herlihy
2018: Nicole Feeney
2017: Michael Grupp
2016: James Lanni
2015: Madalaine Pugliese
2014: Cheryl Simmons
2012: Judith Hammerlind-Carlson
2011: Kate McCarthy-Barnett, Ed.D.
2010: Dr. Elizabeth M. Dalton