Cynthia L. Ingraham has been the East Central Representative for the Helen Keller National Center for 32 years. Dr. Ingraham completed her doctoral degree in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She has authored numerous monograph chapters on transition issues for youth with sensory disabilities and more than two dozen articles on the education and rehabilitation needs of consumers with physical and sensory disabilities. Dr. Ingraham volunteers with New Life, Inc., a wheelchair sports program for youth with physical disabilities in the Metro Washington, D.C. area, Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together and aging-in-place programs in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Dr. Ingraham is also a freelance writer for About Time Magazine, Inc., based in Rochester, New York, writing on social and educational issues within the African-American Community.