Chronicling the highlights and relevant news of the disability rights movement, senior care community and staff and clients at Progress Inc., a Nashville-based non-profit that bridges the gap between limited abilities and the realization of the best possible life for adults with disabilities and seniors.
2012 Mayor's Awards Honors Progress for Care to Seniors & Adults with Disabilities
Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities and Vanderbilt Center for
Excellence in Developmental Disabilities awarded Progress Inc. with four of the
12 awards presented at the 31st Annual Mayor’s Awards, which took
place Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at the Nashville Farmers’ Market.
Mayor Karl Dean and advisory committee members
honored Progress with the 2012 Agency Award for the organization’s ability to
find “creative and innovative” ways in providing care to adults with
disabilities and seniors. Progress employee Pam Reed received the 2012 Direct
Support Professional Award for making significant strides with in the lives of
the individuals she serves. Progress office manager Lanitta Joseph was named
the Agent of Change for her ability to touch the lives of each person that
steps foot in Progress’ offices. Robert Page, Progress client and 2012
Employment Idol winner, was awarded the Jo Andrews Award for his efforts to
improve the lives of children at Harris Hillman Special Education School.
Mayor’s Awards ceremony also honored and featured the work of local artists
with disabilities from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in
Developmental Disabilities’ Creative Expressions XVII exhibit. The 2012 Mayor’s
Awards, hosted by Emmy award-winner Janet Ivey, recognized employers,
volunteers, advocates and artists that have made significant strides and
efforts to improve the disability community. Please view photos from the awards ceremony at