Vermont man honored at White House for advocacy work

A Vermont man was among nine ‘‘Champions of Change’’ from across the country honored at the White House during a 25th anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Times Argus reported that Worcester, Vt., resident Max Barrows received the distinction Monday. Barrows, who has autism, has been the outreach director of Green Mountain Self-Advocates since 2007. He encourages others with developmental disabilities to speak up for themselves and become leaders. The Champions of Change program highlights individuals ‘‘doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.’’