DSANV launched a new Advocacy Program in 2021 which is led by self-advocate, and DSANV Board Member, Charlotte Woodward. The goal of the program is to help educate members on why advocacy is important and to introduce the many organizations engaged in disability advocacy in the National Capital Region. We're excited to continue the Advocacy Program in 2022
2022 Advocacy Programming led by DSANV Board Member Charlotte Woodward
Dates for the online meetings:
April 21 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm
July 21 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm
October 20 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm
April 21 - Lindsay Kubatzky, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (along with two members of their Self-Advocacy Council)
July 21 - Rob Targos, member and Treasurer of the Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council
Brittany Greer IS the Senior Program Manager for the NCLD Young Adult team.
Before joining NCLD, Brittany served as an Assistant Program Officer with the College Success Foundation where she served high school and college students from wards 7&8 in Washington DC. Prior to that, she worked as an Academic Advisor with University of Maryland, Global Campus. Brittany has a strong passion for higher education, more specifically, ensuring that all students have access to their educational dreams.
Brittany holds a bachelors of science degree in Communications from Bowie State University.
During Brittany’s free time, she enjoys baking and Law and Order marathons.
Madison Saunders is a young adult woman at Southeastern Oklahoma State University studying Aviation Management as a first-time full college honors student. She has dysgraphia and “dyslexic characteristics due to processing” being diagnosed in the 5th grade. She wants to give kids a chance to get a voice and inspire her younger brother to be confident in himself. She would like to focus as well on Native American disability awareness for youth and how being in high level classes doesn’t mean that there is a struggle every day. This native Texan from McKinney is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts, has worked on high-power model rockets, and has a love for academic events.
Cassidy McClellan is a Junior at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and is a member of the University’s Honors Program. She is majoring in elementary education with the goal of going into educational policy and leadership. Furthermore, Cassidy is a social justice advocate for youth finding their voices. In addition to her academic aspirations, she is also a Servant Leader intern for the Monroe Street Neighborhood Center’s Freedom School where she continues to devote her time teaching early literacy skills. Cassidy has auditory processing disorder, but it has not deterred her from being an educational advocate for minority students and students with disabilities.