Cody’s voice: an advocacy story

Cody wants all people to be treated equally. Not only is he a disability advocate, he works to advocate for the rights of Indigenous people and the LGBTQI community.

Cody, an disability advocate who wants all people to be treated equally. He is also a person with disabilities.
February 13, 2019

Advocating for people with a disability is one of Cody’s great passions. Cody himself is deaf, he has autism, and lives with mental illness. Many of his own life experiences have made him want to help other people with a disability to stand up for themselves.

“I’ve had a lot of bad experiences being bullied and with discrimination because of my personality and disability.”

“I do a lot of advocacy work on disability rights. I decided that it’s time for me to stand up and advocate for people with a disability to ensure that they have a good future and a good life. It doesn’t matter about their background, everyone should be heard. Everyone has equal rights.”

“It’s about moving forward for the future so that people won’t go through what I went through.”

Cody wants all people to be treated equally and also works to advocate for the rights of Indigenous people and the LGBTQI community as he, himself is gay.
He is excited about life and his future and is working towards moving out and living independently. He also wants to learn to play the piano and is even writing a book about his life with a disability.

“Some people think that disability means limits, but it’s not about that. The word disability is a condition you have but the word ability ‘yes we can overcome the challenges that we face in life.”