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Berkley woman honored for work with disabled

December 2, 2012

It is hard to doubt Angela Martin's passion for helping families and individuals with disabilities. Not only is the Berkley resident committed to helping her younger sister with a disability live an independent lifestyle, but she also works tirelessly at Wayne State University's Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) to be an advocate on behalf of everyone with a disability to give them a voice. As a result of her work, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities is honoring her with the 2012 Leadership in Advocacy Award at its annual conference Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C. Martin has been involved with DDI for 13 years, starting as a social work intern while she was getting her master's degree. In her work, she is specifically focused on the community service aspect, working with Michigan Partners for Freedom, the Sibling Leadership Network and the Mount Pleasant Monitoring Project.