Self-Advocate of the Month
May Spotlight on Advocacy
Matt Adelsberger is always eager to lend a helping hand. This 28-year old go-getter from Bellefontaine is using his friendly personality, sense of humor and drive to assist others in many ways.
Matt is an active member of Aktion Club, coming to nearly every event and activity. Recently he has shopped for Discovery Center families at Christmas, collected personal hygiene products for veterans and helped create the Logan County Board of DD submission for the Doors of Encouragement Cancer Fundraiser Auction. Early this month, Matt will help out during the United Way Community Care Volunteer Day. He is also looking forward to building sets at the Holland Theatre for the summer production of “The Producers.” In addition, he is organizing a group of friends to be trained as volunteers to serve at the Discovery Riders farm.
Aside from his volunteer work, Matt is a busy employee of RTC Industries who works five days a week. He is hoping the skills he learns there will someday allow him to get a job in the community, possibly at Wal-Mart. Matt is also an all-around athlete who participates in Special Olympics bowling, softball, basketball and track and field. He is also regularly attending Bellefontaine Kiwanis Club meetings and is interested in joining the club in the future.
Matt is a great ambassador for individuals with disabilities, though he will officially complete his advocacy training this month! He is already attending monthly regional advocacy meetings with several others from Logan County Board of DD.
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