OCC Student Makes History

OCC student Kayla McKeon, pictured with United States Senator Chuck Schumer, is the first registered lobbyist with Down Syndrome.

Kayla McKeon is the first registered lobbyist with Down Syndrome. She is also a student at Onondaga Community College.

Two months ago McKeon began working for the Washington, D.C.-based National Down Syndrome Society. Her efforts helped pass the “Able to Work Act.” Prior to the new law, people with disabilities could lose free healthcare if they had savings.

McKeon’s accomplishments were the subject of a BBC story which you can view here. McKeon also has her own website where she regularly updates readers on her travels and accomplishments.

Congratulations Kayla McKeon!

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