Welcome to the website of NBDC

The National Black Disability Coalition (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.

Categories of Disability

Wikipedia does a fine job.  Please read the entire page.  It is tremendously helpful.


"Disability" can be broken into a number of broad sub-categories, which include the following:

Physical impairments affecting movement, such as post-polio syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury to name a few.

Sensory impairments, such as visual, hearing, taste and smell impairments.

Cognitive impairments such as autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, brain injury, spina bifida and stroke to name a few.

Emotional impairments such as depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar and borderline personality disorder to name a few.