Disability Rights and Resources

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

703-324-7948
TTY 711

Disability Rights and Resources, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, VA 22035

Trina Mayhan-Webb,
Director

Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Awards

The Fairfax Area – Disability Services Board’s Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Awards are presented annually to recognize people, businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and other organizations that excel in demonstrating a commitment to promoting equal rights and community inclusion for people with disabilities in the Fairfax area and how people with disabilities have significantly benefitted from their efforts.

2022 Nomination Information 

Do you know an individual or organization that excels in providing equal rights and community inclusion for people with disabilities in the Fairfax area?

Nominate them for the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board's 2022 Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Awards! Nominations are due BEFORE 5 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022.

Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Awards Winners will be:

  • Honored for demonstrating a commitment to promoting equal rights and community inclusion for people with disabilities in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax or Falls Church.
  • Presented at an annual awards ceremony on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. (location to be determined).

Three Possible Awards Categories

  • Individual: Individual whose work has benefited the lives of persons with disabilities in the Fairfax area.
  • Group: A business, non-profit, or organization that has worked to benefit the lives of persons with disabilities in the Fairfax area.
  • Self-Advocate: Individual who has been a strong self-advocate or worked to better the lives of persons with disabilities in the Fairfax area.

    Nominees may self-nominate or be nominated by another individual or organization. Awards may or may not be awarded for each category, dependent on nominations received.

Requirements

  • Demonstration of a commitment to promoting equal rights and community inclusion for people with disabilities in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax or Falls Church.
  • Demonstration of how people with disabilities have significantly benefitted from their efforts.
How to Submit a Nomination Form

Step 1:  Highlight and copy the nomination form (listed after these steps in the section titled 2022 Nomination Form) into a new email message.

Step 2:  In that new email message, answer each nomination question.

Step 3:  After all nomination questions have been answered, send the email to Disability Rights with the subject line: Martha Glennan 2022.

*Would you prefer to submit your nomination through a form? Download the file** and follow the directions outlined.
**Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-5868 or TTY 711.

Note: Nomination deadline is BEFORE 5 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022!

 

2022 Nomination Form

Fairfax Area Disability Services Board’s 2022 Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Awards

  1. Is the Nomination for an Individual or Organization?:

 

  1. Name of Individual or Organization Being Nominated:

 

  1. Type of Organization (if applicable): ☐-Nonprofit  ☐-Government Agency  ☐-Business  ☐-Other

 

  1. Contact Information for Individual or Organization Being Nominated:

            Name:            

            Email:

            Phone:

  1. Contact Information for the Person who is Nominating the Individual or Organization (if applicable):

            Name:

            Email:

            Phone:

  1. Please tell us about this individual or organization’s demonstrated success promoting full inclusion and equality for people with disabilities to thrive in the community:

 

  1. Based on your/the nominee's work to date, how do you think it has changed or enhanced, and will change/enhance, opportunities for people with disabilities so that they can actively participate in employment, housing, transportation, political, social and/or recreational opportunities within the community:

 

 

Nominations must be completed and emailed by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022!                                             

Email: DisabilityRights@FairfaxCounty.Gov. Subject line: “Martha Glennan 2022”.                            

Late submissions are ineligible and will NOT be considered by the FA-DSB.

 

 


Previous Martha Glennan Awards Recipients
Meet the previous awards recipients.

About Martha Glennan
Martha Glennan founded the Fairfax Area – Disability Services Board in 1992. As its first chairman, she advocated for people with disabilities, and helped countless individuals and families live more fulfilling lives. Originally a Fairfax County Public Schools' teacher, Martha believed in the letter, as well as the spirit of the laws protecting people with disabilities in the areas of employment, housing, transportation, education, access to places of worship, state and local government, and public facilities. She was a lively supporter of universal design, demonstrating that ease of access can be both functional and beautiful at the same time.

Fairfax Area – Disability Services Board

The mission of the Fairfax Area – Disability Services Board (FA-DSB) is to include people with disabilities into mainstream community life by educating people about disability policy and barriers to community integration, monitoring compliance with disability rights laws, and  advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities.

For more information about the FA-DSB, or to get involved in any of their efforts to make the Fairfax area a better place for people with disabilities, call 703-324-5426, TTY 711, email or visit our website.

Fairfax Area – Disability Services Board Members 

  • Deborah Hammer, Chair (Mount Vernon)
  • Brandis Ruise, Vice Chair (Hunter Mill)
  • Judith Turcott, Secretary (City of Fairfax)
  • Deborah Cohen (Braddock)
  • Lindsay Harris (City of Falls Church)
  • Courtney Cezair Mayers (Dranesville)
  • Sarah Graham Taylor (Lee)
  • Robin Rinearson, O.D. (Mason)
  • Diane Monnig (Providence)
  • Michael Ritter (Springfield)
  • Erika James-Jackson (Sully)
  • Benjamin Gibbs (At-large)
  • Andrew Magill (At-large)
  • Christie Garton (At-large)
  • David E. Simon (At-large)

The FA-DSB thanks everyone for making the Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Awards possible, and for continuing to support people with disabilities in all aspects of community life!

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