News from Northwest ADA Center Idaho
Fred Riggers Disability Awareness Day at the State Capitol
The Northwest ADA Center Idaho, LINC, and DAC NW joined dozens of agencies for Fred Riggers Disability Awareness Day, January 29th. Fred Riggers is an example of a true advocate. He began visiting the State Capitol over 19 years ago. He learned that sharing your story could have an impact on decisions that are made. Riggers, who died in 2016 at age 73, fought for equal rights of people with disabilities.
Lynda Riggers Wolters, Riggers’s daughter, was at the event. “Fred Riggers was a somebody in his own way,” Riggers Wolters said. “He spent countless hours over 17 years in these halls as a regular citizen, making friends and influencing people.”
The event was sponsored by the Consortium for Idahoans with Disabilities (CID). CID presented Stephen Graci with the Marilyn Sword Award for his advocacy to improve the lives of Idahoans with disabilities to children mental health services. Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin read an official proclamation during the event.
Dana Gover, MPA, and ACTCP Certification, ADA Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
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