Christine Wilcox is a Transition Advocate at The Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living. Christine works with individuals with disabilities to promote self-advocacy, self-awareness, goal setting, independence, and consumer choice. Christine also works to educate individuals, legislators, and businesses to create accommodating, inclusive Communities. Having started her work in the disability field as a Direct Support Provider, Christine believes it is important that all individuals with disabilities are treated as equals.
Christine is a member of the National Council for Independent Living, the Statewide Independent Living Council, the National Council for Independent Living Chronic Pain and Opioid Sub Committee, The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Advisory Council, the West Virginia Youth Leadership Forum, and Take me Home WV.
Christine teaches Instruction in Self Advocacy in partnership with the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services. She also holds regular art classes for individuals with disabilities using funding from a grant awarded by Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia and its partners.
Christine graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications from West Virginia University. She is 12 credits away from her bachelor’s degree in psychology and hopes to complete these credits soon. She enjoys spending her free time with her cocker spaniel Freddy, and her son, Phinneaus.