Diane Carignan Award 2014
In late December, 2011, we suddenly lost our friend and co-founder of People First of NH, Diane Carignan. Diane helped to establish the non-profit organization starting in 1991. She was an active board member and officer through the following years and spoke consistently for the rights of people who experience disabilities, serving on several boards and committees on a statewide level. Diane was ambitious and spoke her mind and was a successful self-advocate for her own life and on behalf of her fellow members of People First of NH. Diane will be greatly and forever missed. During the 20 year celebration of People First of NH, we honored self-advocates who were nominated for the Diane Carignan Award. Those nominated were: Lorraine Butler, John Fenley, Chrystal Johnson, Mawri Morsi. The recipient of the Diane Carignan Award, 2012 went to Roberta Gallant.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Diane Carignan 2013 Award. Please follow this link to submit your nomination.
We believe that people with disabilities should be treated as equals. We should be given the right to make the same decisions, and to have the same choices and responsibilities as anyone else. We should be allowed to make new friends and renew old friendships and be as independent as we are able. We should be able to live where we want to live and work where we want to work. We should also be included in society and not be singled out as being different. We will work to accomplish these ends in New Hampshire.
20 Year Celebration Photo Album
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