Craig Blackburn - 2015 Breakfast Keynote Speaker
Craig Blackburn is a 2000 graduate of Hahnville High School in Louisiana. Craig graduated with a regular high school diploma, meeting the same and all requirements as his classmates. He never failed a grade or a class.
Craig is a peer and self advocate who has met with representatives both on the state and national levels advocating for individuals with disabilities on education and life issues. One of the significant bills that Craig has traveled to Washington to advocate for is the ABLE Act which was signed into law in December 2014. The ABLE Act will change the lives of millions and really demonstrates that every person can make a difference.
Craig is pursuing a career as a motivational speaker and delivers a powerful message which results in both laughter and tears for his audience. Craig sits on numerous boards and advisory committees and is the recipient of many national awards as a result of his initiatives in behalf of individuals with disabilities. Craig's speech is given from his own perspective as a person with Down syndrome and his message will leave you feeling empowered and full of hope. Craig lives his life and truly believes that WE CAN!