BROOKLYN PARK, MINN – Mains’l founder and CEO Terri Williams was recently honored for her work as a pioneer and change agent in the field of disability rights by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), a leading national organization in the field. She was one of 26 leaders and advocates nationwide to be recognized as an “essential change agent” for significant contributions in the service of people with of disabilities.
The AAIDD chose to honor Williams due to her longstanding commitment to supporting all people to reach their hopes and dreams. The organization notes that “over the course of her career, she has led multiple systems change efforts, the creation of financial management services and software that enable people to direct their own services and the rapid development of community capacity for residential supports to support deinstitutionalization.”
“I am incredibly proud to represent the entire Mains’l crew in this honor,” said Williams. “This is the result of our collective efforts helping people live lives of meaning and purpose.
Learn more and read Terri’s full honor here (see page 63.) Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!