Isabella is a 19-year-old homeschooled student working toward her high school diploma. As a young student, Isabella was largely misunderstood due to her sensory and motor differences. Being unable to communicate meant she was often presumed incompetent. Learning to communicate by pointing to letters to spell at age 10 changed the course of Isabella’s life.
During middle school, Isabella enrolled in a catholic school where she experienced full inclusion. Here she gained access to the general education curriculum for the first time.
Having gained newfound confidence as an AAC user, Isabella has recently presented with her friends in a Wellspring Guild webinar and at the 38th annual CAL-Tash conference. She was also a panelist at the CAMA virtual conference in May of 2021.
Now an up-and-coming advocate for inclusion and access for all, Isabella will participate as a delegate in the California Youth Leadership Forum for students with disabilities this summer to further her advocacy and leadership skills.
Isabella loves hanging out with her friends, eating tacos, and traveling.