Carolyn Tellalian

Carolyn Tellalian

Carolyn Tellalian is a mom to three adult children: Ryan, Marisa, and Vana. Shortly after Marisa’s birth, Carolyn became involved in organizing community resources surrounding the Down syndrome and disability community in Tulare and Fresno County. Carolyn collaborated...
Eden Rapp

Eden Rapp

Eden Rapp works at MOD Pizza in Rolling Hills Estates and music is her passion.  Her goals are to become a stronger self-advocate, a woman of faith, and to learn how to be independent. In 2019, she lobbied in Washington, D.C. for 2 bills as a National Down Syndrome...
Alison Morantz

Alison Morantz

Alison Morantz moved to California in 2004 to join the faculty of Stanford Law School, where she directs the Stanford Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Law and Policy Project (SIDDLAPP), and teaches contracts, employment law, and mental health law.  Her son,...
Leroy Moore

Leroy Moore

2021 Emmy award winning Leroy F. Moore Jr. is the founder of the Krip-Hop Nation. Since the 1990s, Moore has been a key member of Poor Magazine, starting with the column “Illin-N-Chillin” and then as a founding member of the magazine’s school, the Homefulness and...
Connie Lapin

Connie Lapin

A speech pathologist, Connie Lapin has been a lecturer and family advocate for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities for over 50 years. When her son Shawn was diagnosed at age two, in 1970, there was a dearth of...