Despite growing up and experiencing the typical challenges associated with learning and intellectual disabilities, today Robyn Dorton is a bright and shining star, who provides a positive impact on youth living with disabilities.
is a part-time self-advocate trainer with the Carolina Institute for
Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) where she has worked for almost 19
She teaches self-advocacy,
self-determination, leadership and guardianship training to students in
high school occupational courses. Robyn takes great pride in her role
and shares that sometimes it is she that is taught by the students.
a process where they are asked write down three favorite things, she is
amazed by what students share. It is one of her most favorite steps as
it allows her to connect the dots and make connections with her
Robyn takes immense pride in being employed and is currently saving for an annual trip home to West Virginia.