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412 Fulton Dr, Des Moines, IA 50315, USA
Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Mental Health
I have worked in the field of disability for 33 years and have experienced training and mentoring by Michael Smull. I attended the Portland Gatherings in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. I facilitate team meetings for persons with disabilities and in the past for teens aging out of foster care and families fighting to keep custody of their children. I’ve revitalized the self-advocacy group – People First of Iowa in 2000 and produced the 10th Anniversary of the signing of the ADA celebration and rally in Iowa. I planned and produced two Mid-West gatherings for person-centered planning in the early 2000’s. My career path has included positions within local and state government, advocacy organizations and non-profit provider agencies. I’ve been closely involved with system redesign efforts in Iowa and Minnesota. My passion is justice and equality for all humans.