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Julian Wang

Julian Wang

Julian Wang started his self-advocacy journey as a Global Messenger for Special Olympics as a teen. Now in his 20s, this 2019-2020 SARTAC Fellow (Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center) participated in a year-long opportunity for self-advocates to develop their skills as leaders in the self-advocacy movement. His SARTAC Fellowship project was titled, "Engaging the Younger Generation of Self Advocates. Julian's leadership skills are abundant, and he is currently the president of Speaking for Ourselves – Colorado, a statewide self-advocacy group made up of local chapters, like People First. He has also actively used his voice to promote employment for people with IDD, who are vastly underemployed compared to those without disabilities. Julian’s philosophy is “If you build it, they will come,” meaning that if opportunities for people with IDD to succeed are created, then people with IDD will come and utilize those opportunities.

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