Self-Advocate of the Month
June Spotlight on Advocacy
Although Eric Easley has not yet been formally trained in advocacy programs, he has already shown outstanding skills through speaking out for Healthy Lifestyles. And he expects to learn even more about advocacy later this summer.
Eric says, “Speaking out is helping me in my life, on my diet and helping me be healthier.”
Easley was trained on living Healthly Lifestyles by the University of Cincinnati in 2016 and he is certified to train others. Eric spends some of his time at Ohio Fitness and Martial Arts learning other strategies and talking with people about the importance of good nutrition and fitness. He passes the information on to his friends at work five days a week at RTC Industries, as well.
Easley will receive advocacy training in July through the Logan County Board of DD’s Advocacy peer-led program. He is excited to begin formalized training and is looking forward to joining his friend, Joe VanVoorhis, at Regional and Statewide Advocacy meetings.
Easley has also advocated for integrated fitness activities. He currently bowls in a league on Wednesday nights at TP Lanes and golfs regularly at Liberty Hills Golf Course. He also participates on the Logan County Braves Special Olympics softball and basketball teams.
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