Brevard Achievement Center To Honor Business Community at E2A Awards October 17

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E2A awards celebrate individuals and organizations across Brevard that have created opportunities


ABOVE VIDEO: Through services at school and on the job, Brevard Achievement Center nurtures dignity and self-respect in individuals with disabilities, makes taxpayers out of tax users and prevents the institutionalization of many people. Before the arrival of Brevard Achievement Center in Brevard, Space Coast residents with disabilities had absolutely no services in the area to meet their needs.

BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA — The Brevard Achievement Center, celebrating 50 years as the first Brevard-based nonprofit founded to help people with disabilities achieve personal success, will present its second annual E2A (Employ, Empower: Achieve) community awards on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton Rialto as part of the agency’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month activities.

The E2A awards celebrate those individuals and organizations across Brevard that have created opportunities for persons with disabilities to achieve.

In addition to the breakfast award ceremony, the event will feature keynote speaker Rachel Simon, a nationally recognized public speaker and bestselling author on issues related to diversity and disability.

Simon’s book Riding the Bus with My Sister was adapted for theatre, National Public Radio and television for both Lifetime and the Hallmark Channel. Its critically acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame feature was directed by Anjelica Huston and starred Rosie O’Donnell and Andie McDowell.

“Throughout the year many in the Brevard community empower individuals with disabilities by giving them a chance to work, enhance their job skills or offer inspiration,” said BAC President and CEO, Amar Patel.

“These awards are just a small way we can acknowledge the major impact these organizations and individuals have made on our community.”

Brevard Achievement Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides innovative services and opportunities to assist people with disabilities to achieve personal success.

The following awards will be given at this year’s ceremony:

  • Employ, Empower Award – USSSA Recognizes organizations that create work opportunities in the community for people with disabilities. Presented to the Brevard County Clerk of Court in 2017.
  • Moving Forward Award — Disability Awareness and Action Working Group (DAAWG) at Kennedy Space Center Recognizes individuals and/or organizations that have made special efforts to assist people with disabilities in gaining new skills or improving access to employment opportunities. Presented to the Brevard Zoo in 2017.
  • Believe and Achieve Award — Jennifer Cleveland Recognizes individuals with disabilities who have made significant personal strides in achieving success in work and/or life. Presented to Karen Kirkland of Carr, Riggs & Ingram in 2017.

Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a corporate table of eight. Go to to purchase tickets or contact Susan McGrath at or 321-632-8610, ext. 204 for more information.

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