Shaun Bickley

Shaun Bickley is an autistic advocate, activist, and nationally recognized subject-matter expert in disability employment policy. He led the first-ever successful city-level campaign to eliminate subminimum wage, for which he won the prestigious Advocate of the Year award from Disability Rights Washington, as well as winning reforms in King County, Washington, and the states of Washington and Texas. He has consulted for city, county, and state legislators and employees on disability policy as well as the National Council on Disability. He has spoken on disability issues around the world, and his writing is used by the University of Washington to instruct MSW students on disability and labor.

Shaun has worked for the Arc of King County and Texas Advocates as a professional advocate. He has also served on the Texas Employment First Task Force, as Co-Chair of the Seattle Disability Commission and the University of Texas Center for Disability Studies Community Advisory Council, as Vice President of Imagine Enterprises, as a Board member for the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance and Allies in Advocacy, and as a labor trainer for LGBTQ+ communities in Seattle, the last of which earned him the LGBTQ Community Social Justice Award.

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