About Luke Barber

Luke is a Disability Self Advocate , Who has a Diagnosis of Autism . He Graduated from Kirkwood High school in 2014 , and graduated with an Associates degree from Saint Louis Community College in the Summer of 2018. He is pursuing a bachelors degree in Social Work & Public Policy from the University of Missouri - St. Louis . With help from others, he founded Able disable Partnership at Umsl which is a student club focused on advocating for building modifications and growing the advocacy of other students with disabilities . He is very familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act , Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Luke also is an Eagle Scout of Troop 313. His Eagle Project was building a training course for the Puppies for parole, a rehabilitative program in which prisoners train dogs for adoption in coordination with Missouri Department of Corrections and Local Animal Shelters.