Emily Cowen, BS

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Lived Experience)

Emily Cowen, BS


  • Bloomfield, CT


My name is Emily Cowen. I’m from Bloomfield, Connecticut. I have a physical disability called athetoid quadriplegic cerebral palsy. I am a member of eight advocacy groups that advocate for disabled people, which are Consumer Scholars, KASA (Kids as Self-advocates), YASA (Youth as Self-advocates), Youth Steering Committee (also Website Committee), Caregiver Coalition,  and People First of Connecticut. For KASA I have a position as the Youth Coordinator. I am twenty-four years old and I have cerebral palsy. I graduated from Sacred Heart University in December 2022 with my bachelors degree in psychology, and I hope to become a therapist in the future. When I’m not busy with my jobs, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, listening to music, and watching Netflix. I also love Starbucks.