Kayla McKeon from United States tells us about her personal experiences participating:

Speaker biography

Kayla is the Manager of Grassroots Advocacy for the National Down Syndrome Society. She resides in Syracuse, New York. Kayla is a Special Olympics athlete and Ambassador. In 2011, she competed in the Special Olympic World games in Athens, Greece winning a silver and gold medal in International competition. Kayla attends Onondaga Community College, where she has successfully completed 33 credits toward her Associates degree. She is active in her church and an avid reader. Kayla is the 2016 recipient of the National Down Syndrome Society Self Advocate of the Year award and a member of the National Down Syndrome Self Advocacy Advisory Board. Prior to joining the NDSS team, she interned for Congressman John Katko (R-NY). Kayla is best known as the first registered lobbyist with Down syndrome.

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