Maria Chapekis

My name is Maria Chapekis and I am a speech-language pathologist, currently working at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. I have been working the past year and a half with individuals who have either suffered a stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury. Why I initially got involved with the YPC and Access Living, was to better educate myself about disability rights, advocacy, and to also have the opportunity to volunteer at Access Living events. I have met some great people who share a similar passion for issues I care about, and have also learned a great deal about how to advocate for not only those I work with, but ways I can educate my friends and family about Access Living and the individuals they support.