Young Adult Leadership Council

Gavin Lockard

Gavin Lockard, from Moline, IL, is a student at Black Hawk College. He is passionate about economic justice and people’s rights, including the educational rights of students with disabilities. He participated in the first Students’ Rights Initiative of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates and was part of a panel on students’ rights at COPAA’s 20th annual conference. Gavin is a member of several social justice organizations, including Students & Youth for a New America and The Young Turks. He has ADD, nonverbal learning disability, and a processing speed deficit. He is excited to participate in the NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council, especially now, when “the rights of people with disabilities are under attack.”

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IT with LD

Written by Aidan Satterwhite, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member | 2 weeks ago

I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was very young. Too young to remember, in fact. Many know that life with a learning disability can be quite challenging, but those challenges have also taught me courage, humility, and perseverance.

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