Artwork for podcast Special Education Advocacy with Ashley Barlow
Kayla Schadegg, Mrs. Kansas International, Advocate for People with Down Syndrome
Episode 10116th August 2022 • Special Education Advocacy with Ashley Barlow • Ashley Barlow
00:00:00 00:40:41

Share Episode


Kayla Schadegg uses her platform at Mrs. Kansas International to advocate for people with Down syndrome. Do I have your attention?!  Yes, that’s right! I have a real live beauty queen on the podcast today, and we aren’t talking swimsuit fashion! Kayla will share her own birth story experience till drive her passion for teaching doctors and medical professionals about delivering disability diagnoses. She speaks to medical professionals about this topic on a regular basis and provides so many tips that might be helpful in your community. Plus, she’s just super fun to talk to, and her passion is contagious! This is a feel good, informative episode!


Kayla is a born and raised Kansan, and an avid lover of children, pasta, and fitness. Kayla runs a children’s fitness center for a living, and in her spare time serves as a parent lead for medical advocacy trainings. As the proud mother to a gorgeous little girl with Down syndrome, Kayla knows firsthand the impact of a diagnosis experience on a young family, whether pre- or post-natal. Her advocacy journey has taken her on a unique path, and she now serves as the reigning Mrs. Kansas International. Through her platform, Strong Over Wrong, it is her mission to create a more compassionate and balanced diagnosis experience for families everywhere.