Tonya Plant is a Program Specialist for Northwest Georgia Learning Resources Systems (GLRS). GLRS is a network of 18 centers across Georgia that are funded by the Georgia Department of Education, Divisions for Special Education Services and Supports. They operate in collaboration with Regional Educational Service Agencies and local school districts. GLRS offers ongoing professional learning, resources and assistance to local school districts in efforts to support the achievement, graduation rate, and post-secondary success of students with disabilities. Tonya has spent the last 19 years advocating for students with disabilities through her various roles as a Speech Language Pathologist, Assistive Technology Coordinator, Special Education Coordinator, Co-director of Polk County Special Olympics, and through her service with community agencies and committees. She holds a B.S. and M.S in Speech Language Pathology from the University of West Georgia, an Ed. S in Core and Curriculum from Piedmont College and received her Performance Based Leadership certification from the University of West Georgia. Tonya believes that by teaching our students self-determination skills and providing an environment in which these skills become the norm, we are giving our students the greatest gift of all, a voice.