While I was a full-time student at California State University, Fullerton, I was the president and co-founder of an organization named Students Navigating Accessibility. I worked to increase awareness of accessibility on and off campus. I encouraged both student members and other community leaders to be involved. Scholarships and internships with local organizations were created through Students Navigating Accessibility.
I continue to keep in contact with current leaders of Student Navigating Accessibility and Autism Speaks U. We are seeking community leaders and professors to be on workshop panels. Topics focus on how individuals with disabilities are influenced by others in the community. Our most current event will take place at California State University, Fullerton in May 2013.
I also created a group of students with disabilities to coordinate discussions and other events. They get to meet with mentors and community leaders in the process and make connections for their future.
I lead discussions within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community as well. Topics include Deaf Culture and Deaf Identity. Students help in creating the discussions as well.
Good networking skills have made all of this possible. I keep in contact with community leaders across Southern California. I use these skills with my programs at local counseling centers.
Being a part of the NYLN is a wonderful opportunity. It is a way to bring my success to a national level. It is also a way for me to give back to community.
Feel free to contact me at Roberto@CabreraCounseling.com .
Students Navigating Accessibility:
Autism Speaks U:
My community education workshop: