The Awards recognize exemplary leaders with disabilities who carry on the spirit and legacy of our founder, Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr. — a premier advocate who implemented groundbreaking employment and education programs that continue to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.
Since 2013, the Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards have drawn nominations from cities throughout the U.S. and countries around the world. Nominations have included individuals with a wide range of disabilities from academia, entertainment, health care, sports, government, non-profit, and corporate sectors. Read about past HVAA recipients.
The 2021 Selection Committee is once again co-chaired by Robert Dole, former U.S. Senator, along with Sherwood “Woody” Goldberg, Esq., retired U.S. Army Colonel and current Senior Advisor for Asian Affairs at the Center for Naval Analysis. View the complete list of 2021 Selection Committee members.