True Influence

True Influence is having the respect and consideration of the board to the extent that they agree to act on ideas or concerns that the individual with a disability has expressed.

Standing up for what you believe is a dirty job. Rewarding, but not pleasant.-– Max Barrows

The problem with those practicing tokenism is that they always make sure that their efforts are seen and publicized; it’s as is if they are doing a lot, when well in fact, they have done close to nothing, in terms of impact. –- Benjie Oliveros, Analysis

Barriers to True Influence

Strategies That Promote True Influence