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The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

Stirling's Corner: Young Adult Stories

photo of Stirling Peebles
I like talking to people about their lives because it helps me to understand them better as people. It gives me a fresh perspective about who they are. Listening to people with disabilities is amazing; they have amazing stories to tell. It is just an incredible feeling to sit and listen to them telling their story. I find it to be so refreshing. a line of color Stirling Peebles works for both CDCI and Green Mountain Self-Advocates.

David Frye's Life History

David Frye is passionate about supporting the LGBTQ community for people with disabilities, and advocates for their rights. David started the first support group for LGBTQ and his efforts have been recognized with numerous awards in Vermont.

Produced by Stirling Peebles and Green Mountain Self Advocates for CDCI (2017)

Meghan Lamoureaux's Life History

Meghan is a young woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury as a young child. Learn about her life and journey to becoming her own legal guardian. Produced by Stirling Peebles and Green Mountain Self Advocates for CDCI (2016)

Tiffany Martinez's Life History

Tiffany is a young, vibrant woman with a developmental disability. Originally from New Jersey, Tiffany finished high school at Montpelier High and now attends the College Steps program at Johnson State College. Watch this video to learn more about Tiffany! Produced by Stirling Peebles and Green Mountain Self Advocates for CDCI (2016)

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Kaiya Andrews' Life History

Kaiya Andrews is a proud parent of two young children. She as faced difficult challenges because she doesn’t qualify for developmental disability services. She is the president of the local self-advocacy group called Capitol Advocates Together. Watch this video and learn more about Kaiya and her life.Produced by Stirling Peebles for CDCI (2016)

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Kris Medina's Life History

Kristofor Medina has been typing to communicate since 3rd grade. He is a leader of Communication Alliance, a local Vermont self-advocacy group. Listen to Kris describe his accomplishments, the meaning of self-advocacy in his life, and what presuming competence means to him. Produced by Stirling Peebles for CDCI (2015)

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The Power of Max Barrows: A Life History

An interview with Max Barrows, Outreach Director for Green Mountain Self-Advocates, and member of the CDCI Community Advocacy Council. Max shares his powerful self-advocacy experience, and his dreams for the future of international self-advocacy. Produced by Stirling Peebles for CDCI (2015)

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Randy Lizotte's Life History: Part 1

Randay Lizotte, Peer Advocate at Green Mountain Self-Advocates, talks about his childhood in Vermont, his high school challenges, and his current work. Produced by Stirling Peebles for CDCI (2014)

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Randy Lizotte's Life History: Part 2

Randay Lizotte, Peer Advocate at Green Mountain Self-Advocates, talks about his childhood in Vermont, his high school challenges, and his current work. Produced by Stirling Peebles for CDCI (2014)

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Nicole Villemaire's Life History

Nicole Villemaire shares her life story with us. She has done so much already, and is looking forward to continuing her work in Vermont. Nicole is a member of the CDCI Community Advisory Council.
Interview by Stirling Peebles for CDCI (2014) photo of Nicole Villemaire



Click here to read Nicole's Life Story

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