Caleb van Docto
Caleb van Docto, an Associate at Social Policy Research Associates, serves as the Project Coordinator of the LEAD Center. Through more than a decade of experience working at the intersection of education and workforce services for people with disabilities, Mr. van Docto has become something of a purveyor of clever practices and contextualized innovations that make for a more inclusive world. Professionally, he has an affinity for helping national, regional, and local level experts get better at what they do through knowledge sharing, capacity building, and people-centered design. Additionally, he’s tinkered extensively with accessibility and universal design principles for both physical and learning environments. Prior to joining SPR, Mr. van Docto acquired a B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.A. from San Francisco State University, and served as a senior-level director overseeing all programs, services, and public engagement for a community-based organization serving individuals with disabilities. Among other places, he might be found at Berkeley’s Center for Independent Living – the model for what is now more than 400 like centers codified in law throughout the U.S. – where he serves on the board.