The annual Ed Roberts Award Celebration brings together prominent community ambassadors, business leaders, city and county officials, and philanthropists to honor individuals who carry the legacy of one of our founders, Ed Roberts, in making the world more inclusive and accessible to everyone. We invite you to attend, sponsor, and be recognized as we transform the UC Theatre for an evening to remember to empower people with disabilities to achieve and to build a more supportive and inclusive world. 


In July 2010, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill creating Ed Roberts Day, encouraging schools and other institutions to educate the public about the disability-rights pioneer every year on his birthday, January 23.


Celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees while enjoying delicious food, wine, and the company of good friends at the annual Ed Roberts Awards.


Enjoy a silent auction and cocktail reception with live music before the ceremony.  During the ceremony, learn about the honorees through informative mini-documentaries.


The Ed Roberts Awards are made possible by people like you.  Support TheCIL and the Ed Roberts Awards by donating or sponsoring the event.

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The Ed Roberts Awards are presented by TheCIL, the first independent living center in the world.

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