Senior Disability Advocacy Specialist
Training and Technical Assistance
Ian Watlington joined NDRN in November of 2011. Ian provides training and technical assistance for the operation of the PAIMI Advisory Councils. Ian works on the state level to help P&As understand their role in growing the advocacy skills of their clients and callers. He also represents NDRN nationally in coalition work to help increase the understanding of self-advocacy. Ian began his professional advocacy career doing work around special education issues and policy. He became interested in the work of NDRN while serving on the Board of Directors of the Colorado P&A, Disability Law Colorado. Ian holds a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Political Science from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC.