I’m Graduating Va-LEND Tomorrow!


What a journey, tomorrow I will be Graduating from Va-LEND!

 A leadership project is required for me to graduate from this program. By becoming a Leadership presenter, I gained various skills and developed my presence as a speaker/presenter, which led to my dream job and improved how I tell my story. The part I like most about LEND is working on case studies of kids who show signs of a disability. Sharing my perspective on how my background blends with what I have learned throughout my life. I have gained a more comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by a family with a disabled child. Having the ability to communicate effectively with other mothers who have children with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities and act as their cheerleader.

  I am grateful to LEND for strengthening my leadership skills. I have also learned to share my story through speaking engagements in classrooms and podcasts through LEND; I will be forever indebted to LEND. If I do not give the naked truth about life with cerebral palsy, autism, or any other disability, who else will?

This is my leadership Project.

Published by Amanda Forry/Fino

Amanda Forry/Fino is a certified disability advocate, CP gal, and author of her autobiography, Eternal Sunshine of the CP Gal’s Mind. She is a disability rights advocate and active Alumnus of the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities. She has also joined the leadership team and presented for the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, Training Alumni Association (TAA). She is a Va-LEND graduate and Public Speaker. In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading and writing books and walking. Being a member of her church, she enjoys blogging on cpgal.com. Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Amanda lives with her family in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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