Leslie Hailey has worked to support people living with disabilities for over 25 years. She has provided supports in day programs, at residential sites and as a job developer/job coach for people with disabilities. For the past 20 years, Leslie has been employed by the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS).
Leslie is currently a Training/Education Administrator and is Delaware’s facilitator for participation in the “National Community of Practice: Supporting Families of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Life Span”. Leslie has served on the DDDS Policy and Records Committee, the Essential Lifestyle Planning Task Force and assisted self-advocates in planning the first Self-Advocate Conference in Delaware, the theme of which was "It's YOUR Life, Speak from the Heart”. Leslie has held certification to train the Council for Quality and Leadership’s “Personal Outcome Measures”. She conducts workshops in implementing person-directed supports, understanding disabilities, supporting grief and loss for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, positive behavior supports and a host of other topics. Leslie also completed 40 hours of training about domestic violence through the New Jersey Battered Women's Project.