Regina Sullivan was raised in Alabama. She is the middle child of three children, with the oldest sibling, Plato, diagnosed with autism at the age of four. She is the proud mother of two, a captain in the Air National Guard, a practicing Doctor of Optometry, and pursing her Master of Public Health at Georgia State University. As a graduate research assistant at Georgia State University, she works for the Center of Leadership in Disability (CLD).
The Center for Leadership in Disability was designated as a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, & Service (UCEDD) which makes it one of 67 UCEDDs in the United States. The goals of the CLD, lead by Dr. Daniel Crimmins, are to provide: community education about and assistance to people with developmental disabilities; research and implement evidence-based practices and policies; and offer educational opportunities and leadership training to graduates, professionals, and advocates.
This particular blog and program of the CLD focuses on adult siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities and is supported by the Georgia Sibling Connection a chapter of the Sibling Leadership Network.