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Federation Gala Awards

The Federation for Children with Special Needs is proud to present three awards at our 2018 Gala:

The Martha H. Ziegler Award honors the memory of our founder’s visionary leadership in the Parent Movement. This year’s award will be presented to David and Margot Wizansky. In 1983, David and Margot founded Specialized Housing, an organization that creates supportive housing opportunities for adults with disabilities in condominiums and apartments.

The President’s Award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to furthering the work of the Federation. Our 2018 President’s Award will be presented to Ron Benham, who has completed a career nurturing families and buildling an Early Intervention system that is unparalleled across the country.

The Patricia Blake Parent Advocacy Award is given to an individual who exemplifies the belief in the potential of all children with disabilities to achieve. Parent advocate, comedian, and FCSN alumnus Bethany Van Delft will receive this year’s award.