National Induction Ceremony

Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2019 of the Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame

Save the date for this live national webinar!  January 17, 2020 1:00-2:30pm EST

Please join members of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition for a live webinar on International Mentoring Day, part of National Mentoring Month, to induct the Class of 2019 into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.  Captioning will be provided.  To request additional accommodations for this webinar please email

Webinar Instructions:

When you are prompted for login information, please enter your name where prompted. Make sure “PYD Room 1” is selected. For the password, enter inclusion4all and click to login.

About the Hall of Fame

The Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was established to honor those who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring for individuals with disabilities.  The Hall of Fame”s namesake, Susan M. Daniels, devoted her life to improving the lives of others with disabilities. As a person with a disability who achieved enormous professional and personal success, she had significant impact as a senior policy maker, as an inspirational speaker and teacher, and as a devoted mentor to hundreds of individuals.

In 2015, the National Disability Mentoring Coalition named 25 outstanding leaders as the first inductees into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame – 25 champions marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. These inductees were selected for their demonstrated commitment to mentoring and for their impact on improving the lives of people with disabilities. The public has been invited to nominate individuals and organizations for the Hall of Fame every year. A total of 85 individuals and 13 organizations have been inducted to date. You can find the full list of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 honorees on their respective pages.

Image description: Ollie Cantos, Class of 2017 Inductee, hugs his son after being inducted into the Class of 2017. Ollie’s son is wearing a Boy Scout uniform and holding a white cane and Ollie wears a British derby style hat.

Comments (2)

  1. Jorman angulo
    Jorman angulo
    4 years ago

    Hi I’m new here in Autistic loves making ppls smile

    • Derek Shields
      Derek Shields
      4 years ago

      Thanks for visiting our site and making people smile! We love that and encourage people to help others smile; making people feel good is a good mentoring skill! 🙂

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