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MCCS Staffer, Anne Schink, Honored for Her Commitment to Disability Inclusion

Published May 17, 2006


Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies Announces "Daring to Dream" Awards

May 10, 2006

Contact: Alan Parks, 581-1236; George Manlove, 581-3756

ORONO -- The UMaine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies has announced winners of its 2006 "Daring to Dream" awards, recognizing vision and leadership toward making the dream of inclusive communities a reality for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Initiated in 2002, the three award categories recognize people or organizations that have made a difference in social change, public policy change and scholarship. Honorees receive individual stained glass awards handcrafted by local artisan Lisa Raven.

The 2006 Daring to Dream Award honorees:

Laura Antranigian, a self-advocate from Portland, past president and active member of Speaking Up for Us, Maine's self-advocacy network, is being honored for vision and leadership that promotes social change to advance the rights of people with disabilities.

Anne B. Schink, program officer of the Maine Commission for Community Service in Augusta, is being honored for vision and leadership that promotes public policy change to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities.

Carol J. Gill, Ph.D., an associate professor of the Department of Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago is being honored for vision and leadership in scholarship that influences disability studies policy and practice.

They will be recognized at the Center's annual awards ceremony from 1:30-3 p.m. on May 18 at Buchanan Alumni House on the Orono campus.

Information about the awards ceremony can be obtained by calling the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at 581-1207.