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RespectAbility is deeply grateful to Olegario “Ollie” Cantos VII for curating and writing this document, to Robert Goldstraw and Lauren Appelbaum for editing it, and to Erin Bell, Steven Cantos, David Jones, Candice Jordan, and Gordon McCreadie for their additional insight and support. Thank you to Andrew Egan and CoolGraySeven for the design of the cover.

RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization that relies upon a strong team of boards, staff and supporters to move our work forward. We are grateful that Olegario Cantos VII serves as the Chairman of RespectAbility’s Board of Directors and Advisors. We want to thank RespectAbility’s funders and full boards, staff and Apprentices. We also want to extend a special thank you to our Winter 2020 / Spring 2021 cohort of National Leadership Program Apprentices: Chinyere Azike, Autumn Blalock, Zoltan Boka, Nebiyu Dingetu, KiAnna Dorsey, Tyler Hoog, Alex Howard, Courtney Hyde, Ian Malesiewski, Ava Xiao-Lin Rigelhaupt, Roque Renteria, Benjamin Rosloff, Donjeta Sahiti, Stephanie Santo, Jake Stimell and Blair Webb.

Our Advisors and Consultants: Nasreen Alkhateeb, Ariella Barker, Cathy Bolinger, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, Meagan Buren, Erin Dotson, Stan Goldman, Stan Greenberg, Nicole Homerin, Shea Mirzai, Lupe Ramos-Silva, Leah Romond, Robert Tombosky, James Trout and Donna Walton.

RespectAbility is able to accomplish our work due to our donors both large and small. If you would like to contribute, please visit

Major financial support for RespectAbility’s work was provided by several generous funders, which are listed on our website:

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