Allsup Inc. chief executive officer Jim Allsup was presented with the Invisible Disabilities Advocate (IDA) 2009 Advocacy Award at the organization’s annual banquet in Denver.
“Mr. Allsup was chosen based on his personal and corporate passion to help people who have become disabled,” Wayne Connell, IDA president, said in a press release. “As president and [chief executive officer] of Allsup Inc., he has been a leader in advocating for the rights of the disabled and is a recognized authority on disability-related Social Security and Medicare issues.”
Key to this success has been Allsup’s commitment to make complex government programs more accessible and responsive to people with disabilities.
“I founded Allsup with the belief that those who are disabled and can not work deserve to live lives that are as financially secure and healthy as possible,” Allsup said. “This belief continues to guide my personal and professional life as well as my advocacy efforts. I am humbled and honored to receive the Advocacy Award from the Invisible Disabilities Advocate. I commend their efforts to increase awareness of the particular challenges faced by those whose disabilities are not readily apparent. Education and advocacy are keys to ensuring inclusion, understanding and compassion. This award is an important reminder of the work that still needs to be done, especially on behalf of those with disabilities who can no longer work.”