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...
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...
Stephen Hinkle

Stephen Hinkle

Stephen Hinkle is a disability rights advocate and international speaker. He has spoken across 24 states and in Australia on topics such as autism, inclusion, and disability advocacy. Stephen is currently working on his PhD in disability policy at Chapman University. ...
Diana Pastora Carson

Diana Pastora Carson

Diana Pastora Carson, M.Ed. has been an elementary educator for over 30 years, and co-teaches a disability studies course at San Diego State University. She is a consultant and educator on diversity as it relates to disability and is the author of several articles and...