Living and Learning To Be Awarded the 2024 Dr. Dawn Gallup Honor by the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children

by | Jan 25, 2024

Living and Learning Enrichment Center, a champion of growth and opportunity for individuals with autism and related challenges, proudly announces its prestigious accolade from the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children. Living and Learning has been selected as the 2024 Dr. Dawn Gallup Honor Recipient, a recognition that underscores its relentless dedication to creating an inclusive and nurturing environment for exceptional individuals.

This award will be bestowed during the 2024 MCEC Conference’s Recognition and Scholarship Reception, scheduled for Thursday, February 29th, at DeVos Place Convention Center in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Dr. Dawn Gallup Honor, named to honor the legacy of an ardent advocate for children with unique needs, celebrates organizations that demonstrate outstanding service and commitment to enhancing the lives of individuals with special needs. Living and Learning’s selection for this year’s honor highlights its impactful contributions and the significant difference it continues to make in the community.

“We are deeply honored and immensely grateful to be the recipient of the Dr. Dawn Gallup Honor,” said Pam Travis, the Executive Director of Living and Learning. “This award reflects the hard work and dedication of not just our team, but every individual, family member, and supporter who has joined us on this journey that began with the vision of our founder, Rachelle Vartanian. It reinforces our commitment to continue creating environments where diversity is cherished, potential is realized, and every individual is valued and respected.”

Living and Learning, renowned for its innovative and compassionate approach, offers comprehensive programs aimed at enhancing social, vocational, and independent living skills for individuals of all ages with disabilities. Its person-centered philosophy and steadfast dedication to inclusivity have cemented its status as a pivotal presence in the community, delivering meaningful and lasting impact.

As Living and Learning looks forward to accepting the Dr. Dawn Gallup Honor, it reaffirms its dedication to its vision of becoming the nation’s model in supporting the highest quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.

About Living and Learning Enrichment Center:
Living & Learning is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Northville. Our mission is to enhance the lives of our participants with disabilities. Through therapeutic, social, work-based, and community engagement, we seek to support, enrich, inspire, and embolden our participants and their families so they can achieve their goals. Learn more at