Group honored for helping people with disabilities
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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- A group of Central New Yorkers were honored for their hard work in helping people with disabilities live a normal life. On Tuesday, the State Office for People with Disabilities recognized 11 "Everyday Heroes."
The initiative honors those who put in extra effort in helping people with disabilities. That includes helping them maintain relationships with friends, family members and the community.
"The people that we are honoring today go above and beyond with making sure that people have access to things within the community -- that they can go out for ice cream, that they can help volunteer at a local shelter, at a baseball game, whatever they might want to do -- they help those dreams for the individual come true," said Courtney Burke, OPWDD Commissioner.
Ryan McCormac of New Hartford was the recipient of this year's Claud Snyder Everyday Hero award. He was recognized for stepping up at young age to help his older brother Mac, who has autism.