Sierra Royster

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Sierra Royster works at the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living as the Youth Programs Coordinator. She is able to work nationally to create bridges for gaps in the disability community and develop training tools and programs that will assist youth and young adults with disabilities to be included not only in their local community, but to the disability community at large. Sierra, with her experience as a person with a systemic disability and education in Recreational Therapy has worked with people of all ages and abilities. Previously to this position she worked in a Center for Independent Living facilitating school and community based programs to assist the transition process from youth to young adults. This included creating an interactive educational school program Teaming for Advocacy through Independent Living (TAIL), comprehensive, Healthy Advocacy Education Relationship Training (HEART), overseeing the local Youth Motivating Others through Voices of Experience (Youth MOVE), and the North Carolina Youth Leadership Forum (NCYLF). She has coordinated state and national level events and trainings for people with disabilities to continue to grow the next generation of Independent Living.

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Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL), 11324 Arcade Drive, Suite 9, Little Rock, AR 72212

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