Middle-aged man with Down syndrome and brown hair.

Mitchell Levitz is a disability specialist and an independent consultant and advisor focusing on self-advocacy & self-determination.  He has experience in training medical and other health professionals and co-developed training curricula including the website: www.TakingChargeofMyHealth.org. He is an appointed member of the NIH/NICHD National Down Syndrome Research Consortium and serves on the NDSS Self-Advocacy Resource Council.  He is a member of the review board of the National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Down Syndrome Resources/ Lettercase Project and is a consultant for the National Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities (CDHPD).A national speaker for more than 30 years, he co-authored the book Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndromeand has also contributed to various other publications.