POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR DISABILITY –
Proud father Dan created a group of disabled heroes called The Department of Ability to highlight the shocking lack of inclusion for disabled children and young adults across the media industry. The Department of Ability was initially created for Dan’s wheelchair using daughter, Emily, who upon receipt of her first wheelchair was desperate to see relevant, everyday characters like herself in the media she consumed. The comic is due to be published this year worldwide via mainstream publication and has attracted supporters from across the globe. This is an unpaid job with Dan giving up work to concentrate on his family and push the diversity and inclusion agenda. Dan works tirelessly to highlight the issues faced by disabled young people with both him and Emily becoming activists, charity ambassadors and global speakers.
SHARING IS CARING!