“I am very honored to receive this award.” Badger continued, “I have always been an advocate for people with disabilities and have always been a person with a disability.”
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the council celebrated the obstacles overcome for those with disabilities, and the tireless efforts of those who recognize the potential for more. Badger was awarded the Rochelle Ward Advocacy Award during a ceremony at the Hunter Museum of American Art.
“I feel that people with disabilities have come a long way to becoming productive members of society. I also know that there are still negative stereotypes, physical and technological barriers, and lowered expectations which still keep people with disabilities from succeeding. We have come a long way, and we are not finished yet,” Badger said.