Ivanova Smith presents to CLD My Voice. My Participation. My Board. (GA UCEDD/LEND)

November 3, 2016

Ivanova Smith, Self Advocate and faculty for the University of Washington LEND at the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD), was the Keynote speaker for My Voice. My Participation. My Board. (MVMPMB) Cohort 4 participant's Part 2 training session.

MVMPMB is Leadership training for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and prepares individuals to serve on Advisory Councils and Boards of Directors and to advocate, and be a voice for people with disabilities.

Ivanova message to participants highlighted the power of advocating and the importance of asking for accommodations. Her message was a clear result of her experience. Ivanova is the first autistic Advocate LEND fellow, a member of People First of Washington, Self-Advocates in Leadership (SAIL), the South Sound Autism Partnership and Allies in Advocacy.

MVMPMB is presented by the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD), at Georgia State University and funded in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and the Carol Vinson Institute for Government at the University of Georgia.