William “Billy” Peacock
Billy was born and raised in The Plains, Ohio, and is a graduate of Athens High School. He has been a lifelong advocate for himself and others with developmental disabilities. Billy has been a Keynote Speaker for many local events, Emcee for ATCO Idol and the Annual ACBDD March on Court Street. Billy is an active member of The Plains Lions Club and numerous advocacy efforts, he is proud to share that he was one of the advocates who launched the process of having legislation introduced to remove the “R” word from the Department of
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities in 2009. Ohio successfully changed the department name officially on May 24th, 2016.
Billy has several presentations he is available for hire as an independent consultant and trainer.
Mary was born in Texas. At the age of two, Mary moved to The Plains, then to Glouster, Ohio. She attended Chauncey Elementary School, then Mary switched to Beacon School and graduated in 2008. Mary attended ATCO after graduation and obtained employment at Ohio University West Market (Boyd Hall). Mary has also participated in advocacy groups; PersonnelPlus Advocacy and Advisory Council, attended the Project Stir Conference in Athens, Ohio in 2020. Mary is currently a member for the Integrate Athens Advocacy Ambassadors. Mary enjoys swimming, going out with friends, and values volunteering opportunities.
Jason is an Athens County Native, Athens High Alum, local artist, Ham radio Operator, longtime advocate for fellow people with disabilities, and especially focused on helping those without a voice be heard.
As a longtime local artist, he has recently found a love of acrylic paints and sells his work locally. Jason lives in The Plains, Ohio and has learned to empower himself with the decisions that impact his life. Jason also supports people with computer skill training, such as basic computer skills, social media, and setting up and maintaining your email. Jason has several presentations he is available for hire as an independent consultant and trainer.
Aubrey Dorst Aubrey was born in Athens, Ohio. Morrison Elementary (Morrison-Gordon) was the school Aubrey attended in her early years. Then, she went to Athens Middle School. Aubrey found her love of woodworking at Athens High School; she created a bench, table, and picture frame. Aubrey would love to keep on doing some woodworking soon. Aubrey has also been a member of the Special Olympics Bowling Team and had attended several tournaments before the pandemic. Aubrey currently works at Nelson Dining Hall; she cleans tables, fills napkin holders, and sweeps. This past summer Aubrey was a camp counselor at the Beacon Summer Camp. Aubrey has joined two groups recently, Advocacy Ambassadors and Disability Justice Awareness, where she shares her experiences in life with others.
Aubrey loves creating art, playing games, and listening to music in her free time. She has one dog named “Shorty”; he has short legs. Aubrey enjoys making people happy!!
Available for Presentations and Trainings:
- Ableism Education & Outreach– Integrate Athens is partnering with other Southeastern Ohio Counties to create a Coalition on Disability Equity, focusing on reducing and ending Ableism in our systems and our community.