Tim McCue is an advocate who experiences developmental disability and is passionate about changing the system so that disabled individuals can follow their dreams.
He has practiced self advocacy in Tacoma from a young age, being placed in special education from the time he started school. In high-school, he took advanced classes in plant biology, became a teacher’s aid, and was elected the treasurer of the school’s FFA(Future Farmers of America). After that, he was enrolled in the Community Based Transition Program, and he worked for two years at a local greenhouse. During that same time, he worked alongside Self Advocates of Washington as an intern.
Once he graduated the transition program, he was hired on fully at SAW as a program manager. In the interim, he volunteered his time to multiple disability rights efforts, such as Allies, Sail, Advocacy Days, and the push for Person Centered Planning. Finally, in 2017, he was chosen as the Self Advocacy Educator for the new DD Ombuds program, where he works today.
Tim will talk about the path to self advocacy! Looking forward to seeing you there!