Jason Hahr

who prefers to be called Jay, moved to Florida in 2014 to be closer to family. He is an experienced and passionate self-advocate and blogger and has a master's degree in education. You can read his blog, The Voiceless Minority, here.

Christinne Rudd

is a disability advocate, speaker, author, and consultant. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, both from the University of Central Florida.  Her interests include parenting with a disability, disabled victims of crime, IEP issues and the ADA. She has written for online publications such as The Huffington Post, The National Center for Health Activity and Physical Disability, Mobile Women and the Disabled Parenting Project among others. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Christinne and moved to Orlando in 1996. She authors a disability-related blog at www.mamasmunchkin.wordpress.com/. You also can "Like" her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MamasMunchkinBlog and follow her on Twitter @mamasmunchkin21. You can reach her at mamasmunchkin21@yahoo.com

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