Advancing the transformative benefits of ABLE.

Ambassadors are CalABLE account holders who represent the diversity of California by the type of disability, age, gender, ethnicity and geographic region. Using their personal stories, they promote the benefits of CalABLE, empower individuals with disabilities to have greater independence, more financial security and an overall better quality of life.

Meet Your CalABLE Ambassadors

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Armand Bujanda

Armand is from Los Angeles County, 28 years old, and a recent college graduate with a non-profit management degree. Armand has a cortical visual impairment.

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Antonio Contreras

Antonio is from Alameda County, 21 years old, and currently attends the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia Tech offers an inclusive four-year college program for students like Antonio who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Alan Reid

Alan Reid is from Marin County, the father of Mason, who passed away from a brain tumor at age 23. After his initial diagnosis, Mason underwent various treatments along with setbacks including a massive cerebral hemorrhage at age 13 that caused him to relearn how to walk, talk, and eat all over again.

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Angelina Neglia

Angelina is from San Diego County, the mother of Tyler, who is 23 years old. Tyler Schutz has Kabuki Syndrome, attends City College majoring in Radio Television Video Film Production, and is also doing a paid internship with a video film production company with the help of the San Diego Regional Center.

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Sandra Smith

Sandra is from Sacramento County, the mother of Chad, who is 39 years old. Sandra is the former chair to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) and is the Chair for Disability Rights California.

These stories describe the circumstances and experiences of specific account owners of CalABLE. It may not be representative of the experience of other CalABLE account owners and is not indicative of future performance or success. Individual results may vary.