Linda Leiding is the readiness review manager at Applied Self Direction. She has been an advocate for people with disabilities throughout her career and has managed residential, vocational, and participant-directed programs. Ms. Leiding was an early collaborator of participant-direction in Minnesota and was among the first providers in that state to offer fiscal services in 1998. She has also worked nationally as a surveyor that accredits health and human service providers. In addition, she serves on her local school board and is active in other community organizations.