Findley Eve Holland is a young disability activist and writer. She was diagnosed with autism and co-existing specific learning disabilities, dyscalculia and dysgraphia, when she was seven-years-old. A later than average talker, Findley was also functionally illiterate into the fifth grade, when she found the world of books-on-CD and her avid reading career began. In the Autumn of 2019, Findley developed severe joint pain and has been diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder. She is currently undergoing genetic and other medical testing for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. She was appointed to Greenbelt’s Youth Advisory Committee in 2016, where she has worked on such initiatives as successfully lowering the voting age to 16 and raising awareness about human trafficking among youth. As a young person with multiple disabilities, Findley welcomes the opportunity to speak on her experience and to educate members of the public about living with disabilities. In 2021 Findley graduated high school with a 4.0 and is now a student at Towson University.
Christopher Neuhaus is an experienced special education expert who serves as manager of curriculum, intervention, and assessment innovation for DC Public Schools. He previously worked as a special education teacher at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary in Washington, DC for five years. He also held positions at KIPP DC and Bridges Public Charter School. He began his teaching career in DC as a Special Education Capital Teaching Resident. Neuhaus holds a Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership & Administration from George Washington University, a Master's in Special Education - Learning Disabilities from American University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College. He worked as a teaching assistant at Real Colegio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de Madrid in Spain, as a big brother mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lancaster County, and was a PIT Planning Intern at Franklin & Marshall College. Neuhaus is a proud resident of Prince George's County, Maryland.