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Ollie Cantos

#ADA30 Summit 2020

Ollie Cantos smiling in front of an American flagOllie Cantos is an attorney who has been active in the civil rights arena since 1990. A self-advocate who is blind, Cantos is most grateful for his 20-year-old, adopted triplet sons – Leo, Nick, and Steven – all of whom are Eagle Scouts, survivors of COVID-19 and blind. He has been a staunch parental advocate for them as they navigated the K-12 education system. Cantos works for the federal government and is a member of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID). He is also the Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Scholarships for Eagles, a board member of the Virginia Organization of Parents of Blind Children, an attorney mentor for the American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights and a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is also a member of RespectAbility’s Board of Advisors.

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Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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