Mike Coonan is the President of Left Behind in the USA. He fights a very tough battle to help children and adults with disabilities receive the services necessary for them to live a full and rewarding life.
Unfortunately he fights a battle that may never end and that he may never win. However, despite this, he continues to fight on.
Currently nearly 400,000 disabled Americans live marginalized lives because they do not receive services that would help them live on their own, work or get out into the community.
His organizations opening statement is:
Left Behind in the USA is a non-profit organizations representing families whose child/loved one with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation/intellectual disability and related Developmental Disability is on Medicaid Waiver waiting lists. We are dedicated to educating and empowering families on the Medicaid Waiver waiting list.
Keep fighting the fight and keep providing a voice for those who have no voice. You are not alone.
Keep squeaking your wheels – they will have to pay attention.