The State of Vermont’s supported employment program for people with intellectual disabilities earned major international recognition through The Zero Project. CCS executive director Elizabeth Sightler traveled to Vienna, Austria in late February, one of three people representing Vermont to accept the prestigious award.

This photo shows Beth (left) with teammates Lisa Culbertson of Upper Valley Services in Bradford, and Bryan Dague of the Center for Disability and Community Inclusion at UVM outside the United Nations Building in Vienna where the three received the award and presented to the international conference.

The Zero Project promotes the rights of persons with disabilities globally, and is a platform where the most innovative and effective solutions for overcoming barriers that persons with disabilities face are being shared.