About Nicole

Nicole works with the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems and is a SARTAC Disability Policy Fellow at the National Disability Rights Network. Before then, she was a Policy Fellow at RespectAbility. While she was at RespectAbility, she represented the organization at multiple DC-area events, conferences and meetings. She also conducted data entry for a variety of outreach projects and contributed to the selection process of the class of summer 2017 Fellows.

Before joining RespectAbility, LeBlanc worked for more than eight years at Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA) as Advocacy Director supporting her peers with disabilities to feel comfortable talking to their elected officials about what they need. While at GMSA, she served as the Project Assistant for the Inclusive Healthcare Partnership project. For this initiative, she researched tools that would assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in getting their healthcare needs met.

In August 2016, LeBlanc Nicole moved to Washington, D.C., area to begin the Paul Marchand Public Policy internship at the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD), which she completed prior to her fellowship at RespectAbility.

Since 2011, she has consulted for Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered and the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network developing self-advocacy tools and curricula, presenting webinars and video blogs on the topics of healthcare, what is Autism, presuming competence, self-managed services, voter access and employment of people with disabilities. She has presented keynotes on the dignity of risk at statewide self-advocacy conferences in Alabama, Missouri and Rhode Island.

LeBlanc has a certificate of professional studies from the University of Vermont.

Consulting & Training

Nicole LeBlanc offers online training on self determination, dignity of risk, self advocacy , policy, employment, housing, ABLE Act. Her resume is available HERE.