Carolyn Tellalian is a mom to three children: Ryan, 36; Marisa, 31; and Vana, 29. Shortly after Marisa’s birth, Carolyn became involved in organizing community resources surrounding the Down syndrome and disability community in Tulare and Fresno County. Carolyn collaborated with another mom, Michelle Smith, to design, fund and launch the post-secondary education program Wayfinders at Fresno State. She is a licensed clinical social worker at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera and lives in Fresno. Recently, Carolyn became involved in legislative advocacy. Carolyn serves on the board of Disability Voices United and is on the Local Advisory Committee for Self-Determination at Central Valley Regional Center.