National Leadership Program, Fall 2021
Daniel Martinez is a Civic Engagement Apprentice in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Fall 2021. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. Martinez’s Apprenticeship was funded by the Fox Family Foundation.
Martinez is a 31-year-old from Brownsville, TX, who identifies as a blind Chicano advocate, educator, and mentor of people with disabilities. He has a Masters of Education in Special Education from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He enrolled at the Stephen F. Austin State University to obtain his dual certification in teaching students with visual impairments and instructing orientation and mobility. He has worked on his professional development in non-profit organizations such as the National Federation of the Blind and Mentoring Engaging and Teaching All Students. [continue reading…]