Kenny Miller: “I flunked kindergarten, if you can believe that. Everyone just assumed I couldn’t learn. People assume a lot about me and other people with disabilities. People don’t ask questions if you’re someone who’s different. They kinda stay away from you and all that. They look at you like you’re a child. The don’t look at you like the adult that you are. I go and try to educate the community about people with disabilities, which is what I do as a public speaker. My goal is for them to understand that we’re people, too. Accept us for who we are. Don’t leave us out in the cold. I always say to people who don’t want to get to know me, you’re missing out. I have a lot of friends and like to be sociable, so it’s your loss. You snooze you lose.”
Kenny is a public speaker for disability rights. He is an active member of SAIL and People First of Washington. With the help of our state’s housing trust fund for people with developmental disabilities, Kenny owns his own home in Everett, where he is able to live independently with support.