S2, E01: Perspective on ABLE from Advocate and ABLE Account Owner Nathan Turner

Nathan Turner is a 2021 BIPOC Outreach Ambassador for the ABLE National Resource Center.

As an African-American member of the ADA generation, Nathan serves on a wide variety of stakeholder groups, including on the Board of Trustees for Legal Aid of Western Ohio, the Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council and Advocacy Task Force, the Ohio Self-determination Association, Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities Board of Directors and the Ability Center of Greater Toledo. All of these organizations provide substantial support to the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) community. Nathan has a vast amount of personal experience navigating many types of public benefits, including Medicaid, Medicare, home and community-based waivers and Social Security work incentives.

He was educated in Political Science and International Studies at Wright State University, and has received awards from several organizations, including Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Courageous Community Services and Partners for Inclusion. Nathan is the first person who is served by the Lucas County Ohio Developmental Disability System that then went on to serve as a member of the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities Board of Trustees.


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