The PADSA project has concluded. Kit Mead continues their work with ASAN. Trena Wade continues their work with San Diego People First.
Kit Mead, Technical Assistance Coordinator
Kit Mead is an autistic self advocate and activist who currently serves as the Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. In addition to their work with ASAN, Kit is a social media volunteer at Autism Women’s Network. Prior to taking this position, Kit led the Atlanta chapter of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. They attended Agnes Scott College, where they earned a B.A. in history with a strong interest in the history of eugenics and disability. Kit also has an interest in the intersection of queer identity and disability (as they identify as queer). To this effect, they have been published in QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology.
Trena Wade, PADSA State Coordinator
Trena is a 2013 graduate from San Diego State University of Arts in Liberal Studies with Distinction in Native American Studies with a Minor in Social Work. Additionally Trena is a 2010 graduate from the Partners in Policy Making California program.
As a developmental disability advocate and a long time member of San Diego People First, Trena is a frequent featured speaker and trainer at local events and conferences and was recently honored when she received the Richard H. Sanberg Award for outstanding accomplishments by a Person with Disabilities in San Diego County.