Ian Watlington is a Disability Advocacy Specialist with the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). Ian joined NDRN in November of 2011. Ian assists the P&As in understanding their role in supporting and growing the advocacy skills of their clients and callers. He works with the Training and Technical Assistance team at NDRN in designing and delivery of trainings, education and outreach. He is from Denver, Colorado where he 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 his local P&A (The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People). He holds a BA in Sociology and a minor in Political Science from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.