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Bryan Boyce

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Founder & Director, Cow Tipping Press
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South Dakota
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Twin Cities
Social Innovation Award

"What can fundamentally changed ways of relating to each other do for both people with and without developmental disabilities? We've just scratched the surface of possibility."

Bryan Boyce is Founder and Director of Cow Tipping Press, a nonprofit organization that teaches and publishes writing by adults with developmental disabilities. A graduate of Grinnell College, Bryan taught high school English in Lesotho and the Rosebud Lakota Reservation before serving as Assistant Director of Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano in California, which he led to the highest student reading and math growth in the nationwide Collaborative.

As the sibling of a brother with developmental disabilities, Bryan knows firsthand the value and richness of exchange across neurological difference. He seeks to give others this opportunity—an alternative to presuming deficit and pity—through the often inventive, radically self-representative writing of Cow Tipping students.

Bryan is the winner of Grinnell's 2015 Wall Service Award, as well as an employee alum of City Year and Youthworks.


More about Cow Tipping Press

Finalist for the 2016 Social Innovation Award, Pilot Track

Cow Tipping Press teaches and publishes writing by people with developmental disabilities, encouraging readers to reconsider the dynamism and assets of this rich form of human diversity.