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Michael is the first person in Florida to terminate his guardianship in favor of Supported Decision-Making (SDM). Michael is a Self-Advocate who works with organizations like Stand Up for Independence, Treasure Coast Fort Pierce Guardian Angels, and Family Care Council Area 15 to defend the rights of people with disabilities and promote SDM. Alongside Viviana, Michael co-chairs a coalition working to pass an SDM law so that all people with disabilities in Florida can have the chance he did to direct their own lives. Michael is the President and Founder of Best Buddies at Indian River State College. Michael graduated from Indian River State College in 2020 with a degree in security. Fulfilling his lifelong dream, he now works as a security Officer at NES Security.