Rick Razo:

Rick Razo has been an educator and advocate for students with disabilities and their families for over 37 years. He has served as a special education teacher, transition specialist, consultant and director of special education with the Education Service Center-Region 19. Seventeen years ago, he coordinated the development of the El Paso Del Norte Youth Leadership Forum, a leadership and advocacy training for young people with disabilities. He has been a coach and volunteer with Texas Special Olympics for the past 39 years. Ten years ago, he met with Mike Dee to develop the first Mike Dee’s Big Adventure. Most recently, he coordinated the development of the Project HIGHER Program at El Paso Community College for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to attend postsecondary education. Rick believes that having high expectations for all persons with disabilities is the key to success! He also believes persons with disabilities need the same opportunities and experiences as their peers without disabilities!