Everybody Counts Northwest CIL
RUDY VELASCO (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, Rudy has
an associate degree in Criminal Justice, and has undergone
many trainings related to disability rights.
He’s a former pipefitter/welder for a large local steel mill.
As a union representative, he handled grievances
and promoted compliance with the ADA.
Rudy has been involved with Everybody Counts for
nearly 20 years as a volunteer. He is now the Project
Manager for Everybody Counts’ Northwest Indiana
Center for Independent Living.
“I feel privileged to be part of the Everybody Counts’ team.
We understand that only persons with disabilities know what
they need, and how it should be provided.”
Also actively involved with the North Township Council
on Accessible Transportation, Rudy just participated in
a 3-day leadership training by national ADAPT.
“I enjoy empowering people with disabilities – increasing
their knowledge of their rights and helping them
to advocate for themselves and others.”
Rudy is currently pulling together new offices at our
Northwest CIL. He absolutely hates all of the paperwork
but understands that it’s a necessary evil.
“It’s really rewarding to see people with disabilities
Start speaking up for themselves and working together
to make things better for everyone.”
Rudy is actively working to expand our community
partners, especially those who are working with
minority populations in the Northwest part of the county.