Honoring Yourself and Becoming an Effective Leader

In celebration of Learning Disabilities Awareness month, Kayla Helm-Queen, a Young Adult Leadership Council Alum, has penned an inspiring blog for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education.

A blue background with yellow text and a headshot of a young woman. In her thought-provoking piece, Kayla emphasizes the power of authenticity, highlighting that “being your authentic self attracts like-minded people, and those who share your values emerge, and suddenly you can create teams and movements.” She also stresses the significance of showing up for your community, as this act serves as a catalyst for igniting leadership skills.

Kayla’s insightful words are a testament to the incredible potential within each of us, particularly those with learning disabilities, to lead, inspire, and effect change. To gain a deeper understanding of her perspective, read her full blog

As we commemorate Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, let’s remember that leadership knows no bounds. Kayla’s journey exemplifies how embracing one’s authentic self can transform one’s life and those around them.

Join us in celebrating the strength and potential within every individual with learning disabilities, and let’s take action to create a more inclusive and compassionate world. Follow us on your favorite social media platform to stay connected.