On February 27 at 3pm ET, our board member Lateef McLeod will be hosting a meet-and-greet/QA where you can learn about his advocacy and artistic work, and his experiences with self-direction.
Lateef is a writer, scholar, performer, and self-advocate. He has published two books of poetry, recently performed in a theatrical production with Sins Invalid, and is working on a novel. He’s a leader in the field of advocating for the accessibility needs of those who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), including himself.
This webinar is your chance to learn from Lateef’s experiences and ask your own questions about advocacy, art, and self-direction.
I believe strongly that disabled people need to advocate for themselves for the change they want to see in their community and society. I was able to execute on these values in my position at the International Society for Augmentative Alternative Communication as the vice president of their Leadership committee for people who use AAC. In that position my committee and I were able to devise a year-long mentoring program for a selection of young adults who use AAC who resided in a couple different countries.
I bring that same passion and zeal to the board of The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports, along with my insights from self-advocacy, and perspective as a person who uses AAC and as a Black man with cerebral palsy. I wish to highlight the experiences of people of color with disabilities in this country.