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For Immediate Release

Easter Seals Awards State Public Officials with 2012 Outstanding Advocate Awards

Representatives from Colorado and Iowa honored by the Disability Nonprofit

Chicago, October 29, 2012

Media Contact:
Kristen Barnfield
kbarnfield@easterseals.com
312.551.7147

Rachel Talen
rtalen@easterseals.com
312.551.7246

Easter Seals recently honored a handful of state government members with its 2012 Outstanding Advocate Award during the organization’s annual convention in Chicago. Easter Seals created its Outstanding Advocate Awards to honor public officials -- elected and appointed -- for their work to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, and for all.

The following officials were awarded as Easter Seals 2012 Outstanding Advocates having each had a significant and positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities:

Easter Seals 2012 Outstanding Advocate Award

In 1991, Easter Seals awarded its first Outstanding Advocate Award to recognize sustained efforts by elected and appointed officials that help forward Easter Seals’ mission to serve people with disabilities. Every honoree has gone the extra mile in making a difference for Americans with disabilities. Each believes that people with disabilities deserve a quality education, opportunities for employment, and access to health care, affordable housing, transportation and polling places.

About Easter Seals

Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For more than 90 years, Easter Seals has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Support children and adults with disabilities at www.easterseals.com.

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