My story is filled with hope, determination and love. I am living proof that dreams can come true. After graduating high school with my diploma and delivering two commencement speeches at graduation, I knew I wanted to pursue an education in public speaking. With a little hard work and assistance from my family, friends and support professionals, I obtained a Certification in Communications at community college and taking steps towards achieving my dreams.
Attendees who see Nicole speak say they leave feeling inspired to set goals and dream big because anything is possible.
Nicole was presented with the "Advocate of the Year" award at the San Andreas Regional Center's 23rd Annual Service Above Self Award Ceremony. "I am extremely grateful to AbilityPath for nominating me and recognizing my dedication to raising awareness for the equal rights of people with disabilities," Nicole said. "I want to acknowledge all the advocates who are helping those without a voice or representation!"
Nancy LeBelle, Director of the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay, presented Nicole with the “Community Impact Award” at the Silver Jubilee Gala on May 6th, at the Claremont Club & Spa, Berkeley, California.