For more than 18 years, as our longest-standing Executive Director, Iris Unger stewarded the growth and expansion of our organization. Her unwavering dedication and passion have shaped the values of YES, emphasizing the importance of hard work, commitment, and making a difference in the community.

The Iris Unger Recognition Award aims to honor exceptional artists and entrepreneurs whose project embodies these values.

If you are a YES Client and have created an artistic project or business that has positively impacted your community, we encourage you to apply.

By filling out our online submission form you’ll have a chance to be considered for this year’s award. The chosen winner will not only receive a cash prize of $1,000 but will also gain recognition from both their peers and the community. It’s an opportunity to showcase your dedication and passion while inspiring others to follow in your footsteps.

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 9, 2024. Don’t miss your chance to be recognized for your outstanding work! APPLY TODAY!

Let’s look at the inspiring recipients of the 2023 Iris Unger Recognition Award: Daniel O’Connor and Bradley Heaven!

13 years ago, Daniel O’Connor met Bradley Heaven when he became his full-time aide, supporting him as he attended high school. Together, the two have gone on to not only complete high school and university degrees, but they’ve also built a friendship and business partnership that has helped fuel the success of their company, All Access Life 

The Iris Unger Recognition Award recognizes artists and entrepreneurs whose project best reflects the values that Iris Unger, YES’ former Executive Director, instilled during her 18 years at YES: dedication and passion, success through hard work, and a true commitment to making a difference in the community.  All Access Life excels in all of these areas.

All Access Life helps not only connect viewers to the latest in adaptive products and technologies, it also helps break down barriers and shine a light on the possibilities those technologies can bring – and that’s something worth supporting.

If you believe your artistic project or business has the power to transform lives and contribute to the betterment of your community, we urge you to seize this opportunity. Submit your application today and let your remarkable achievements be acknowledged by the Iris Unger Recognition Award.

Apply now and join the ranks of passionate individuals who are dedicated to making a difference!