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NBDC is the nation’s organization for all Black disabled people.  Membership and partners includes Black disabled organizations, disabled people, parents, family members, faith based, non-profits, and academic and policy leaders.

Founded in 1990, in response to the need for Black disabled people to organize around mutual concerns, NBDC is dedicated to examining and improving; community leadership, family inclusion, entrepreneurship, civil rights, service delivery systems, education and information and Black disabled identity and culture through the lenses of ableism and racism. Select here for welcome video.


"Yes, today’s session was a tremendous first step for individual American Council of the Blind (ACB) members as well as ACB the organization. After the session today, my sister who was on the call, and I had a long conversation about our family and of our feelings on all that is happening today.  We both remembered with a mix of love and disrespect how as teenagers, an uncle of ours that we really loved would use racist words. We did call him on it, but he thought it was funny and I don’t know how much of a difference it made to him. We were so young then, but at least now as middle aged adults we know we at least said something. It was really good for me to have this conversation with her."


"I agree with MCAC members (Multicultural Committee American Council of the Blind)  that we have discovered a treasure in you (Jane Dunhamn) and I definitely want to keep in touch!" NBDC Disability Anti Racism Training Oct. 2020 for the American Council of the Blind

NBDC 2021 Scholarship Program

The National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC) Scholarship Program is accepting applications from Black disabled high school students who will be graduating this spring. 

The NBDC Scholarship Program is funded by donations from its members, supporters and other fundraising events.  The number of scholarships awarded is limited by the monies generated from these endeavors.

The 2021 award is $10,000 to be distributed half in the first semester and additional half in the second semester contingent upon a first semester minimum GPA of 2.0.

Jane Dunhamn, Presents to Amazon Employees

Jane Dunhamn, NBDC director, will present to Amazon hosted by a joint collaboration of the Amazon Black Employee Network and the Disability Employee Network. The presentation is on December 3rd in recognition of International Day of Disabled Persons 2020.  Ms. Dunhamn will address employees in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Pacific Islands, Japan and Australia.  She will discuss Unfinished Business: Disability, Race and Employment.

Join us for the OSEP Parent Center Call on COVID-19 Q&A

Monday, November 30, 2020 

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM EDT

NBDC Sponsors My Girl Story

Nov 9, 2020 - Black girls living with developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and chronic illness often experience life in the shadows and are not heard.  According to Let Girls Learn study from National Women’s Law Center, black girls with disabilities are at a higher risk of prison to school pipeline and lack of receiving adequate services. Black girls receive the highest percentage of special education services overall.

Invisible No More demonstrations in Arlington, VA and Silver Spring, MD

Saturday, October 24, 2020

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