Yvette is recognized as one of the Nation’s leading authorities on Traumatic Brain Injury and Arnold ChiariMalformation. She has used her brain injury survivor-ship experience to Train, Integrate, Educate, & Re-Build for severely injured people to overcome trauma, rebuild their lives, family & community. Yvette began working primarily in schools, alongside teachers, serving children with disabilities. Today, her Adaptability Expertise is critical to Corporate Diversity Training, Military Reintegration and Construction Accessibility Services to help re-build lifestyle challenges for the differently-abled. She is a Center for Leadership in Disability, Community Advisory Council at GA State University
Mrs. Pegues is the Founder & CTO (Chief Transformation Officer) of, Your Invisible Disability Group and thought leader of the 4/4’s Signature Program Pillars © forNewly Disabled and Diagnosed persons in her book, The Art of Adaptability. She co-authored, My Mommy had Brain Surgery & I'm Okay! with her sons, Isaiah (7) and Elijah (5). In April 2014, Yvette won the state title of Ms. Wheelchair Northern Georgia and qualified to compete as a National Finalist in ONE of only two pageants for women in wheelchairs, in the world. On July 19, 2014, she became the 1st woman of color to WIN the title of “Ms. Wheelchair USA" in it’s 17 year history.
Yvette 'walks-the-walk' so to speak, by overcoming her own disabilities on a daily basis. Wherever you see her, you're likely to also find her extremely supportive husband and two boys. When not advocating for the disabled, you may find Yvette watching or playing sports, she doesn't let her wheelchair keep her from leading the active lifestyle she desires. One thing you're sure to notice about Yvette when you meet her is her shoes, often being complimented on them wherever she goes.