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Member Spotlight: Chad

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By: SD Network
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unnamed 1.jpgMeet Chad. This rock climbing fanatic volunteers his time doing all sorts of advocacy things. He believes getting involved in the community is the key to being self-determined. We’re so fortunate to have him as a member on the Network!

What's your story?  Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Chad is a disability advocate in the Madison area.  He currently lives independently in his own apartment and receives supportive homecare.

How are you involved with self-determination? Why did you join the SD Network?

Chad wants to help empower people to have self-determination by helping advocate in our community. “I think it’s important for people to have self-determination to advocate for themselves and to be the most independent they can be,” he says.

Tell us some good news - what's the most exciting thing happening for you (or in Wisconsin) in terms of self-determination?

Some exciting news for Chad is that last year he became the president of the People First Wisconsin Madison chapter.  He also volunteers for the Youth Leadership Forum. He’s taking Partners in Policymaking this year as well.

What tip or resource would you like to share with people who want to be more self-determined?

Chad encourages people to get involved in the community. He explains that it is the best way to be self-determined. “I’ve met a lot of friends through my advocacy journey, and it helps me be a better advocate for myself,” he tells us. 

What are some of your hobbies?

In his spare time, Chad enjoys spending time with his friends, playing video games and going outside when the weather is nice.  He also loves rock climbing.

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