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Elizabeth Gomez

Elizabeth is a parent and a dedicated advocate. She is committed to working tirelessly to impact change within underserved communities through advocacy, training, and empowerment. She is a recent graduate of the California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (CA-LEND) Program at USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) as well as a graduate of the West Side Regional Center Partners in Policymaking Team of Advocates. Elizabeth is also a member of the Local Advisory Committee on Self Determination for Westside Regional Center and an Ambassador for Disability Voices United. Her Advocating efforts are most recently through her company, Mindwalk, LLC and as the founder of the Community Outreach Integrators/Integradoras Program addressing Disparities within the California Regional Center System. She was also instrumental in creating and co-founding the Integrated Community Collaborative (ICC). A collaboration of Community Groups of Parents and Self-Advocates who help the ID/DD Community through cultural relevance and integration. Elizabeth received her B.S. from Woodbury University and lives in West Los Angeles with her husband Fernando and their sons, 14-year-old Oscar Antonio, who has Down Syndrome, and 12 year-old Diego Antonio.

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Maria Lopez

A mother of three children and two of them have autism. As a manager and co-founder of the ICC I am dedicated to helping families navigate systems like the Regional Centers and have been doing so for 10 years.

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Josefina Romo

I joined the ICC Integradoras in August 2019 but have been supporting my son for 14 years. I'm an attorney and community organizer. Helping our community is what I love to do and I am currently assisting in the Antelope Valley.

Adriana Castillo

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Cendy Topete

Mi nombre es Cendy Topete soy una integradora de la area de Harbor. Tengo 3 hijos 2 de ellos tienen Syndrome de Down son clientes de Harbor Regional Center. Tengo 3 años felizmente con la organizacion de ICC.

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Rubi Saldana

A mother of three children and two of them have autism. As a manager and co-founder of the ICC

I am dedicated to helping families navigate systems like the Regional Centers and have been doing so for 10 years.

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Dora Contreras

After retiring from teaching and school administration in 2007, my life found a purpose when I became an ICC integradora in 2018.  I work tirelessly to help the IDD community in disparity in the VMRC catchment  area.

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Arlyn Romero

Madre de un jovencito autista de 15 años quien es mi  maestro del amor incondicional y quien me inspira a ser mejor cada día como defensora y como ser humano.

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Gladys Lizarraga

I am a mother and advocate for the community. My son was diagnosed with Autism and have been advocating for him ever since. I have been with the ICC for 3 years.

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Janette Marisol Cardenas

Janette is an advocate for the disabled community and an attorney from her native home, Michoacan Mexico. Her son who has a disability is her guide and motivation and helped lead her to join the ICC in its initial start up.

Marta Alvarado

I became an Integradora for ICC in August of 2019 but I've been advocating for my daughter for 20 years. I support families based in the Chatsworth/San Fernando areas.

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Mary Angela Flores

Madre de un jovencito autista de 15 años quien es mi  maestro del amor incondicional y quien me inspira a ser mejor cada día como defensora y como ser humano.

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Rocio Sigala

Hi everyone, I joined the Integradoras team in November 2019 and I am also a registered nurse. My son has Autism and I have been defending him and many others for 16 years. I help families in the Antelope Valley

Teresa Ayala

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Zonia Alberto-Sanchez

I have a 25 year old daughter with intellectual disabilities and have been promoting her rights for just as long. I joined the ICC in 2019 and now I am helping families as an Integradora. I assist in the Antelope Valley currently.

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Nancy Avila

Mi nombre es Nancy Avila. Soy una integradora y madre de una hija con necesidades especiales. Me gusta despertar consciencias sobre los servicios y apoyos qué hay para personas con necesidades especiales. 

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Cindy Vazquez

A life-time student and sibling of a sweet boy with Autism, 5 years of disability studies, and a passion for social advocacy led to joining the ICC. Grateful for the opportunity to serve your administrative needs.

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Ernesto Vasquez

My best friend is my Godson and he's autistic. My relationship with him is AMAZING but the key for me was being considerate and understanding of his needs. I joined the ICC in 2020 to encourage and help others do the same.

Nestor Nieves