Aerius Franklin, living with Cerebral Palsy himself for the past 29 years, had a chance inquiry with DAC about repairs to his walker. This resulted in his working here for the past seven years as an Independent Living Specialist with expertise in SSI/SSDI. He enjoys giving today’s youth the leadership skills they need to foster the Independent Living Philosophy. Working with his peers has led to an understanding that all people go through a period in their life where they feel “in-between”. People can free to come for advice or bounce ideas around. Empowering everyone so they can pass it on and empower others keeps this father of three busy.