“Above all, what strikes me about Jeff and his advocacy is that he is a bulldog. Simply put: he will not quit. That is why he has succeeded in life, and that is why he has succeeded in his advocacy. He is an example to us all of what we can do if we work hard, and keep working hard.”
ADAP - Executive Director
“I first met Jeff around 10 years ago as I became involved as an advisor to a new chapter of a People First and also as the parent of a young self advocate. Jeff’s never wavering selfless pursuit for justice and equality for all Alabama citizens has been an example for all of us with the same values. His leadership for the Alabama Respectful Language Law in particular is a lasting tribute.”
State Coordinator - People First of Alabama
“Jeff is passionate about self advocacy and human and civil rights for people with disabilities. He is truly like the “Kudzu” plant we so love, persistent, ever growing and challenging all that it is in its way to cover the landscape with his message. This tenaciousness is the spirit of self advocacy.”
Ability Alliance - Executive Director
Jeff Ridgeway Advocacy Award
The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program is excited to announce its 2020 Jeff Ridgeway Advocacy Award Winners! Tenacious. Motivated. Unwavering. These characteristics lie at the core of each Jeff Ridgeway Advocacy Award winner. This award recognizes individuals with disabilities who have displayed exceptional leadership in self-advocacy and who have declared a strong vision for the Self-Advocacy movement in Alabama. This year’s winners are no exception. Congratulations to our 2020 Jeff Ridgeway Advocacy Award winners, Mr. Joshua Greiner and Mr. Darren Morris. Mr. Greiner and Mr. Morris serve as dynamic examples to us all of what incredible things can be accomplished when we self-advocate and use the power of our voice.