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For Immediate Release

Easter Seals Awards Federal Elected Officials with 2014 Outstanding Advocate Awards

Advocates from Iowa and California honored by the Disability Nonprofit

Chicago, June 24, 2014

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Kristen Barnfield

Easter Seals honored select federal government members with its 2014 Outstanding Advocate Award during its recent Advocacy Summit Awards Dinner held in Washington D.C. 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 federal officials were awarded as Easter Seals 2014 Outstanding Advocates having each had a significant and positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities:

Federal Elected Official:

Easter Seals 2014 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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