In 2011, Sue Cheveallier heard Patricia Schoen, a parent of a young girl with a disability say that it seems many people are uncomfortable when a person with a disability walks by. It seems they just don't know what to say so they just turn away. Sue became distressed as she thought about the truth of this statement and it was magnified during the weekend when she witnessed three different "hero" award shows on television: the Chase Bank Hero awards, the CNN Hero awards, even the canine heros. Having worked with people with disabilities for over 30 years, Sue knew the accomplishments people with disabilities have and the contributions they have made in our communities and begin to talk to others about a way to showcase this.
Sue and Pattricia soon met to discuss the idea of an awards program, brought a few more people alongside them and the story began. Each year more people have come on board to accomplish the mission which is helping our communities involve people with disabilities. It's easy sometimes to include people with disabilities, we encourage you to think a little deeper and INVOLVE them in your activities, organization or business
We invite you to become a part of our ACTIVE Partnership mission. Email info@ACTIVEPartnershipLA.org.
ACTIVE: A Community That Involves and Values Everyone.”