Cheryl Ryan Chan is a professional facilitator with nearly 10 years of experience providing person-centered planning as well as training in person-centered practices to individuals, families, groups and organizations across Massachusetts, in Wisconsin, New York and California. She is a parent of an adult with profound intellectual disabilities and autism. Cheryl is a well-known leader and community organizer and regularly presents at conferences both around New England and nationally, on person-centered approaches and community building for people with disabilities. In 2020, after 8 years of advocacy and collaboration with legislative leaders, the Arc of Massachusetts and numerous other organizations and community members, Nicky's Law was signed and established a mandatory abuse registry that blocks substantiated abusers from being re-hired as a caregiver to citizens with disabilities in that state. Nicky's Law is named after her son, who was repeatedly victimized in 2012.