Jaimi Lard received the award during Deaf Awareness Week.
The following information was provided by the Perkins School for the Blind: Jaimi Lard, spokesperson for Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, received the Hamilton Relay 2012 Deaf Community Leader Award. Lard, who is deafblind, was recognized for her advocacy work for people with disabilities. The award was presented by Moira Hennessey, Massachusetts Community Relations Manager for Hamilton Relay, which provides telecommunications services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Also attending the presentation were Perkins President Steven M. Rothstein and Christine Dwyer, Lard’s sign language interpreter. The award was presented during Deaf Awareness Week.