AUCD Welcomes Nicole LeBlanc as Public Policy Intern

September 6, 2016

This week Nicole LeBlanc, former Advocacy Director for Green Mountain Self-Advocates, began her 13 week public policy internship. Nicole was chosen by the Arc to be this year's Paul Marchand Disability Public Policy intern, which will be hosted by AUCD. During her internship, Nicole will be involved in a number of activities including researching existing laws and monitoring pending legislation, attending hearings, briefings and coalition meetings, and writing policy newsletters.

Nicole brings with her over 8 years of experience in advocating for people with developmental disabilities at the state level as part of the Self Advocacy Movement in Vermont (the former chair of the Vermont Senate Appropriations Committees would call her the "Budget Watchdog" and the "Guardian of Inclusion"). It has always been a dream of hers to work on disability policy at the federal level in the areas of Social Security, Medicaid, Employment, ABLE Act, Voting, and HCBS rule implementation. She is very excited about her new role and AUCD is as equally enthusiastic.