A long-time advocate for Rochester's disabled community is moving out and moving on.
"It's a challenging but important decision," said Chris Hilderbrant.
A decision he didn't make lightly.
"Quite a few months of contemplation and talking to close family members and friends."
For 14 and a half years Hilderbrant has been fighting for the rights of the disabled.
"When I started 14 years ago we were a very small storefront office."
As Chief Operating Officer he's seen a lot of progress.
"I've been most pleased recently about the attitudinal improvement of general society. I think people are stopping the assumption that grandma has to go to a nursing home."
But fighting for those rights has at times been a struggle, be it funding for programs and services, to fighting for accessibility for disabled voters.
"It really is a lot of hard work and discomfort and frustration that people have to really rally and demand what should be simple rights from the government and corporations."
Hilderbrant broke his neck in a diving accident at age 14. He has a degree in sociology. CDR was his first job out of college. He's been here ever since.
"I think having a disability is a different perspective on life, sometimes it's just encountering different barriers in the world," explained Hilderbrant. "Well I was only scheduled for, well, I don't know about next semester."
After 14 plus years, Hilderbrant now has a different calling. He's leaving CDR later this month.
"It's a tough decision."
Hilderbrant says one thing he wants to do is start his own disability consulting business. He won't be working here, but there's still work to do.
"So there's definitely a lot of progress to be made."
Meantime, Hilderbrant has taken up a sport.
"Just since this summer. We started in June, July."
A local wheelchair rugby team. He'll spend more time with his wife and two kids. And in one way or another, he'll keep fighting for the rights of the disabled.
"There's a lot of work to be done. A lot of fun things to do."