Started volunteering with adults who had intellectual and developmental disabilities from Hastings State Hospital when I was 16. I have continued to be involved with supporting people with disabilities ever since, now toping 50 years. I started my professional career as deinstitutionalizing large state hospitals or regional centers was hitting it's stride. After 30 years in various roles in community residential services, I spent the last ten years of my career developing, implementing and advocating for the expanded use of technology in support services for people with disabilities. Though I retired from employment in 2016, I have continued my personal mission to educate and advocate for increasing access to and use of technology to increase self-dependence for people with varying abilities.