2022 13th Annual Constance Laymon Personal Assistant Recognition Award Ceremony
The Consumer Directed Choices Inc. (CDChoices) Board of Directors, staff, and consumers express our deep appreciation to all of our sponsors at this year’s Constance Laymon Personal Assistant Recognition Award Ceremony. This year, we are in awe, as we were able to pay for the event in full with the sponsorships we received.
Each day, Consumer Directed Choices helps empower our consumers – seniors and people with disabilities – and their designated representatives to self-direct their personal assistance. Each donation helped ensure that those being awarded at the 2022 Constance Laymon Personal Assistant Recognition Awards Ceremony received just an ounce of gratitude from us for the work that they performed over the last year, and during the COVID-19 pandemic. These home care workers are true heroes to our consumers and their designated representatives. Now more than ever, community-based care is being viewed as the way to deliver long-term care.
CDChoices hosts an annual Award Ceremony for consumers and their designated representatives to honor and celebrate their hard-working personal assistants. Through this event, we play an active role in furthering our vision of an inclusive world, ensuring people with disabilities and their families are involved in the organization’s operations at every level.
The late Constance Laymon founded CDChoices in 1997 to empower people to choose their own home care. Constance was dedicated to making it possible for people with disabilities to self-direct their own home care. On September 21, 2012, Constance passed away unexpectedly. She was 46 years old. Two years before her death, she created the Personal Assistant Recognition Awards.
Constance was a consumer herself, and she understood the crucial work provided by personal assistants. In her words, “personal assistants are the DNA of independence for many people with disabilities.” In 2012, this event was renamed in honor of all she meant to CDChoices’ staff and consumers. When we celebrate the Constance Laymon Personal Assistant Recognition Awards, we remember her vision of self-direction for all and keep her dream of empowering independence alive.
Stay tuned for 2023 Constance Laymon Personal Assistant Recognition Award Ceremony sponsorship opportunities.