Children First Award, 2011, The Professional Center for Child Development
Kate Crowley Unsung Hero Award, 2010, Mass Advocates Standing Strong.
Leadership in Suicide Prevention Award, 2010, Massechusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.
Courage in Advocacy Award, 2009, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley.
Peggy Munro Homecare Advocate Award, 2009
Human Services Advocate of the Year, 2009
Americans with Disabilities Act Champion Award, 2009
Commissioner's Exemplar Award, 2009, Department of Developmental Services
Legislator of the Year, 2009, North Shore Arc
Legislator of the Year, 2009, Association of Developmental Disability Providers
Advocacy Award, 2008, Asperger's Association of New England
Legislator of the Year Award, 2007, Merrimack Valley AFL-CIO Central Labor Council
Byron Rushing Freedom of Religion Award, 2006, The Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry
Legislator of the Year Award, 2006, Massachusetts Arc and Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
Legislator of the Year Award, 2006, The Association of Retarded Citizens/ Disability Policy Consortium
Legislator of the Year Award, 2006, Massachusetts Silver Legislature
Advocacy Award, 2005, The Jewish Community Relations Committee
Autism Advocacy Award, 2005, The Doug Flutie Jr., Foundation
The Massachusetts Homecare Elder Advocacy Award, 2004, 2005
Frank Hynes Nursing Advocacy Award, 2004, Massachusetts Nurses Association