Welcome to the website of The National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC)

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.

Communication Disorders and the Justice System

Podcast: American Speech Language Hearing Association

Featuring: Howard University Professor, Shameka Stanford

Professor Stanford shares what she’s learned about cognitive-communication disorders and the school-to-prison pipeline.  She also talks about the work she does inside prisons.  

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Below is information relating to a program targeted to law firms interested in disability diversity and inclusion, law schools, and law students.



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A report by the Rutgers Program for Disability Research found that 65.7 percent of people with disabilities are registered to vote. That’s slightly less than the population without disabilities. Tuesday, a Revup New Jersey rally focused on getting those with disabilities to register to vote and show up and vote.

It comes at a time where those with disabilities are voting in higher numbers. The Rutgers report combs census data and found nationally people with disabilities voting grew by 8.5 points from 2014 to 2018. New Jersey had an even bigger percentage.

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