2011 Leadership Awards

Congratulations to the 2011 Medal of Inspiration Award Recipients

Self-Advocate Recipient: Mr. Ricky Broussard

Ricky started his own business, Get A Life In Texas, in January 2005 to further his mission to ‘change the world for people with disabilities and those who support them’. Using his circle of support, Ricky continues to chip away at the barriers to create a viable business and a meaningful life. Ricky is known throughout the state for his legislative advocacy, serving on committees and boards at the local, state and national levels. He is currently the past-president of the Texas Advocates and a regional board member of Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), a national organization.

Parent Recipient: Ms. Muszetta Foreman

Muszetta is a proud and honored parent of two children living with disabilities. She has been active in the Greater Houston and Galveston communities advocating for the free appropriate public educational rights of her children as well as equipping other parents with knowledge, training and resources. She believes “Fair is not everyone getting what they want, but getting what they need.” Muszetta was referred to the Project Advisory Committee because of her intense dedication and commitment to making a difference in the African American community.

Staff Recipient: Ms. Margo Childs

For over 25 years, Margo has empowered individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has served as a Clinical Team Leader, Staff Services Administrator, and Program Director with MHMRA of Harris County. Currently, she is the Program Director for Day Habilitation Services. She is dedicated to the belief that individuals and families can thrive in the midst of challenges through programs such as ADAPT, an award winning program that she developed, and continues to lead.

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