Amelia Coonrod is a social worker, mental health therapist, disability advocate, and writer. Since graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in social work, Amelia has had a very strong passion of advocating for individuals with disabilities through writing and through providing speaking engagements on topics such as bullying and disabilities, the importance of inclusion, and simply to provide a voice for individuals with disabilities.
In society, the topic of disabilities is not frequently discussed with ease, and it is Amelia’s mission to change that. She hopes that by sharing her experiences of living with a disability, she can help to break down barriers that individuals with disabilities face on a daily basis in areas such as education, employment, transportation, healthcare, housing, and awareness. Our world was not made with individuals with disabilities in mind. From day one, individuals with disabilities have had to adapt, forge their own path, and find their voice in a world that constantly tries to tear them down. It took Amelia a long time to find her voice as a disability advocate, but one thing is for sure: She will not be silenced. She will speak up for the kind of life she deserves, and the kind of life she wants all everyone in the disability community (past, present, and future) to experience.