Turner syndrome, nonverbal learning disorder
Studied library sciences at Highline Community College. Attended Central Washington University.
Attention deficit disorder
Earned a degree in sociology, with minors in Chinese and anthropology, from Haverford College. Interned at the Department of Defense as a research assistant and worked as a seventh grade science teacher with Teach for America.
Profoundly deaf, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dysgraphia, mitochondrial disorder
Graduated from Olympic College in Bremerton. Attended the School of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. Plans to pursue a degree in engineering. Works at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) and Intermediate Maintenance Facility as a certified machinist after graduating from the four-year PSNS Machine Apprentice Program. Hopes to start working on the engineering and design side.
Hard of hearing, mild cerebral palsy, mitochondrial disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Earned a degree in psychology from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Earned a degree in political science and economy from the University of Washington. Served on the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment and as an advocate for the Andrew Hughes Campaign for Congress. Worked as an operations assistant at KBA Construction Management before going to Coding Dojo bootcamp. Working at a start-up called Craft Hounds as a developer.
Hearing impairment, tetraphocomelia
Graduated from Cascadia Community College with an associate degree. Works as a motivational speaker and has been featured in many news and television shows. Co-authored the book My Message is C.L.E.A.R. Coaches a basketball team.
Pursuing an associate degree in social work at Green River Community College. Volunteered for the Strengthening Partners and Raising Kids program at the Children’s Home Society and for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Right sided weakness, learning disability
Plans to become a physical therapist or work with children.
Studied computer and network technologies at Renton Technical College. Currently pursuing music.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Studied at Cascadia College. Enjoys learning new things and encouraging people with what he believes. Likes listening to podcasts and face- timing with his nephew.
Attends Skagit Valley College and hopes to become a meteorologist.
Earned a bachelor of arts degree from Washington State University in business administration with a focus on management and operations.
Graduated from Western Washington University (WWU) with a double major in Spanish and law, diversity, and justice. Founder of the WWU Student Coalition for Immigration Rights. Graduated from Antioch University with a master’s degree in urban environmental education. Working as a member resource specialist at the SEIU 775.
Blind, bilateral hearing loss
Earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a focus in human-computer interaction from Stanford University. Celebrating nine years working for Google improving the accessibility of Google+. Enjoys listening to music, audio- described movies, and audiobooks, as well as gardening and cooking. Has a female black Labrador guide dog named Rivet.
Proximal femoral focal deficiency, bone deformities
Attending Portland Community College this fall. Works as a social media intern for the Cascade AIDS Project in Portland, Oregon. Also works at Hollister and a mall information desk. Involved in youth activism and in church as the young adults leader.
Studied at Skagit Valley College. Works in information technology.
Has been riding at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center for over two decades. Loves to promote the successes Little Bit can bring to people with disabilities across Washington State. Participated in Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center Special Olympics of Washington and received a gold medal in equitation. Participated in Special Olympics golf last year and received a gold medal for his division in state.
Earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree from the University of Arizona. Works as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia
Earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies combining international studies with sustainable agriculture from the University of Idaho. Graduated with a master’s degree in elementary education with a special education endorsement from the University of Washington. Works as a first grade teacher at Island Park Elementary School.
Works for the City of Seattle in the Department of Financial Administrative Services as an office assistant. Also works at Seattle City Light in the mornings. Volunteers at the YMCA. Enjoys friends, playing congas, and going to the movies.