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.
is a self-advocate with Cerebral Palsy. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and has 12 years of professional advocacy experience for those with disabilities, to add to her lifetime of personal experience. Currently, Laura is an independent grant writer, coordinator for FL SAND and Florida Self-Advocacy Central, as well as a FL SAND Fellow, Additionally, Laura will start working toward a Masters of Nonprofit Management at UCF in August 2021.
is a self-advocate and athlete with Cerebral Palsy. Some of her advocacy efforts include being a Social Security Benefits Planner, Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2020, ABLE United Ambassador, Florida Partners in Policy graduate, and a FL SAND Fellow. In her spare time, she participates in adaptive sports and creates videos about disability resources that she posts on a variety of social media platforms. Currently, she is in the process of creating her own business called Samantha’s Plan which will offer benefits planning, supported employment coaching, and advocacy classes for those with disabilities.