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The Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities (GCPD) annually recognizes businesses, groups and individuals who have significantly contributed to employment opportunities and community involvement for people with disabilities. It is anticipated that their example will inspire others in both the public and private sectors to realize ability rather than disability as the most important factor in employment and community inclusion.

We would very much like to hear from you about the leaders in your community.  Please take a moment to review the awards below and nominate a community leader, organization or business for the appropriate recognition. This year the awards will be presented on September 29, 2017 at The Ohio State House. 

$250 GCPD Scholarship

Advocacy Award

Best Practices Award

Ohio Employer of the Year Award

Maureen Fitzgerald Leadership Award

Karla Lortz Scholarship Form

Accessible Parking Enforcement Award

Accessible Medical Services Award