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Providing information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Ashley Bailey
Name Ashley Bailey
Preferred Mailing Address 11630 48th Ave N
Plymouth, MN 55442
Contact Phone Work:
Home: 612-402-4369
Fax:
Email ashleymbailey5@gmail.com
Education Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Saint Cloud State University
Partners in Policymaking Class 30 Graduate
Interest in developmental disabilities My interests begin with myself, as I am a person and self-advocate with a development disability. Throughout my life I have encountered many challenges for myself and others with development disabilities. This has led me to want to be a strong advocate for people with developmental disabilities.

Since high school I have wanted to work for people in the disability community. Partners in Policymaking gave me a better outlook on life and helped me realize there is a lot I can do, as a self-advocate, to create and work hard for positive change. I believe there are many ways my knowledge and skills can be used to help make the changes for people with developmental disabilities.

I believe there is a lot that needs to be changed for people with developmental disabilities, in order for people to have opportunity and equality in all areas of life!
Experience in developmental disabilities To start out, I have lived my life with a developmental disability. I was born with Cerebral Palsy and I am a quadriplegic. Throughout my life I have seen a wide variety of discrimination against me and people who do not understand. Some of these experiences may have been hard to fight through, but they taught me to be a strong advocate and not to give up. When I was in college I worked at a camp for people with disabilities.

Besides living with a disability, this experience truly taught me there is a lot to fight for. After being involved and graduating from Partners in Policymaking, it made it clear to me that I want to continue advocating for people with disabilities. I have also had many professional experiences, both paid and unpaid that have shown me there is a lot of important change that needs to happen and I want to be a part of that change.
Anything else about yourself I strive to work hard and be as independent as I can be! I have many professional goals I hope to accomplishment! In my free time, I enjoy music, sports, laughing, and being with friends!

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The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center,the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.