Aerius Franklin, living with Cerebral Palsy himself for the past 28 years, had a chance inquiry with DAC about repairs to his walker. This resulted in his working here for the past six years as an Independent Living Specialist. 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.