The NYS Disability Rights Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made life-long achievements which positively impact people with disabilities in society. Areas of achievement include: improving public policy and programs/services, advancing new knowledge and/or concepts, eliminating barriers, and promoting a positive image for people with disabilities.

Nominations for inductees open in October of every year and close by mid-December. The Honorary Committee then discusses who out of the nominees will be inducted for that year. By January the new class of inductees will be announced.

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Proceeds from these events help to sustain the awards ceremony and dinner in the future, and will also support both the Pat Figueroa Jr. Young Adult Scholarships and the Leadership Development and Civic Engagement Program (LDCEP).

If you have questions, please contact Amy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-427-1060, ext. 103.