Meredith Martin – Neligh, NE
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Meredith Martin, is a self advocate from the Northeast Nebraska community of Neligh. She enjoys sharing her story of growing up in a small community, setting goals, working with the school district to try new programs and establishing an independent living experience.
She has served on the National Down Syndrome Congress Board of Directors. Meredith’s speaking experiences began in high school with Family Consumer Community Leaders of America competitions. She has given workshops, been on panels and given the welcome address at the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention in Philadelphia. In addition to her NDSC experiences, she has presented to college classes, dorm groups and groups of special education providers.
Meredith is an avid kick boxer and also enjoys Pilates and dancing.
Meredith lives by the S.T.A.R. philosophy:
- S–Surround yourself with positive supportive people;
- T–Teach others about your disability (or abilities);
- A–Always advocate for yourself and others;
- R–Reach for your North Star!
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