Ashley is a mentor and Youth Ambassador for the CYVYC project for the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (WBPDD). She is a 25-year-old disability advocate who was diagnosed with PDD-NOS (autism spectrum). She is a Wisconsin Policymaking Partner, Employment 1st Ambassador, and President of People First’s Rhinelander Chapter. Most recently, she was appointed to the Board of Directors for WBPDD. Ashley has spoken around the state of Wisconsin advocating for individuals with special needs. She co-hosts the Self-Determination channel on YouTube.
Check out this GT Independence podcast featuring Wisconsin self-advocate Ashley Mathy discussing her experience under guardianship. Also on the podcast, Allison Hall, project director of CYVYC, discusses why families should consider supported decision-making.