Everyday Champion Award

Advancing Learning Accessibility



Educators and administrators are instrumental in advancing the learning accessibility rights movement for students with learning disabilities and attention issues. Recognizing that disability rights are central to this movement, the Everyday Champion Award honors individuals that consistently demonstrate resilience and innovation to ensure students with learning disabilities and attention issues receive equitable education and support.

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Recognizing Teachers and Administrators Who Go Above and Beyond

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) will present its annual Everyday Champion Award in honor of educators and administrators who actively champion learning accessibility. These Everyday Champions exhibit courage and innovation in support of students with LD and attention issues. Their effective solutions, support, and dedication go beyond the challenges faced during the pandemic, showcasing the long-lasting impact of their efforts to foster equitable opportunities and inclusive environments for students.

These awards highlight the significance of disability rights and learning accessibility, emphasizing the need for equitable opportunities, inclusivity, and the dismantling of systemic barriers. Educators and administrators play a vital role in championing these principles while ensuring individuals with learning disabilities and attention issues can fully participate in society, attain academic achievements, and experience the rights they deserve.

NCLD will award three (3) individuals, each in the amount of $5,000.00. These awards to will be bestowed on two (2) educators and/or administrators (one within K-5 and the other in 6-12) and one (1) post-secondary educator and/or administrator. NCLD’s 2023 Everyday Champion Award recipients will be honored during its Annual Benefit Luncheon in-person this Fall.

Nominations may be made by any student, parent, teacher, community member, administrator or themselves.

Review the criteria and submit an application here for NCLD’s Everyday Champion Award.

Award Schedule

  • August 28, 2023: Online application closes. Only complete applications will be considered.
  • September 5, 2023: NCLD will notify finalists.
  • September 15, 2023: Finalist submissions are due
  • October 6, 2023: The award recipients notified
  • November 2023: Award recipient honored in person at NCLD’s Annual Benefit

Past Winner

Hannah Olin: 2022 Educator Everyday Champion Award Winner