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Ramon Aldecoa

BIOGRAPHY

Ramon Aldecoa is currently Co-Vice President of the board for the Self-Advocacy Association of NYS, Inc., (SANYS) He has acquired his position in the past year, but has been a SANYS board member since 2003.  He also currently assists with two local Self-Advocacy groups through UCP in Manhattan.

Ramon has also participated in Partners in Policy Making, a series of workshops in Albany that teaches individuals how to become leaders in their communities.

In addition, Ramon has a history of working in retail and customer service in New York City, and possesses strong people skills.  He also volunteers at SANYS’ New York City office from time-to-time, assisting with office work and organizing events.

On a local level, Ramon participates in various developmental disabilities related councils throughout New York City, and has helped organize related resource fairs and conferences.

Ramon’s belief that drives him to participate in so many aspects of the disability rights movement is clear.  As he puts it “For me, it is very important to learn about my rights as a person with a developmental disability.  Now, it’s time for me to use all I’ve learned to help teach other people with disabilities to do the same thing.  We all have the same rights.  I feel it’s my job as an advocate to make sure all individuals know this, so they can act on those rights”.


 
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