Pioneer disability access "best practices" at the neglected intersection of health, benefits and legal aid systems to improve health outcomes for low-income people with disabilities in Alameda County.
Sydney is the right person for the project because:
• She is a low-income person with a disability with first-hand knowledge of the importance of a person-centered approach to health access
• During law school, she worked with a local disability rights organization to address reasonable accommodations requests
• Post bar, she has continued her work with various legal aid organizations in the areas of public benefits for persons with AIDS/HIV and disability discrimination in education