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Keynote: Disability Awareness

Our keynote speakers, Jon Cauchi and Rich Jones, will present “Disability Awareness.”

Jon Cauchi

Jon Cauchi is a Western Michigan University graduate who has worked the last three years as a youth transition specialist at Disability Advocates of Kent County. Jon teaches special education programs at local high schools where they go over pre-employment and soft skills as well as provide peer mentoring for transitional youth with disabilities. When not working at Disability Advocates he is still working to advocate for others as the president of the Michigan Blind Athletic Association.

Rich Jones

Rich Jones left retirement last year to become the advocacy program manager at Disability Advocates of Kent County. He holds an M.A. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Included in his many years of experience in human services were roles as a pastor and counselor, and for a number of years he was the regional director of protection and advocacy for the state of Nevada.