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.


People with disabilities are—as they have always been—an indispensable part of the American story. From trailblazing figures like abolitionist and women’s suffragist Harriet Tubman, who lived with a traumatic brain injury and a seizure disorder, to blind scholar Jacobus tenBroek, who laid the groundwork for the disability rights laws we have today, people with disabilities have pushed us to be a more just and welcoming country, and in the process, they’ve made America stronger by ensuring we draw on the talents and capacity of every American.


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Can I call if I have a disability-related voting concern?

Disability Rights operates a voter hotline every Election Day while polls are open. Find your state office: https://acl.gov/programs/aging-and-disability-networks/state...

Can I get help with my ballot at the voting booth?

Yes. If you need assistance because of your disability (for example, you are unable to read or to physically mark your ballot), you may bring someone...read more

Program written into law last year as part of wage-increase initiative to ensure no workers with disabilities would lose jobs because of higher minimum wage

The state’s $10 million annual tax-credit program for businesses that employ low-wage workers with disabilities is now accepting applications.

The initiative was created by lawmakers last year to address concerns that the state’s ramp-up to a $15 minimum wage could reduce job opportunities for workers with disabilities. It’s overseen by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development; ap...read more

The position 

We are in need of a 4th grade special education teacher immediately. Please share any potential candidates. 

About Manhattan School for Children:

Manhattan School for Children, P.S. 333 is a K-8 school located on the upper west side. We are a progressive school that believes that all students are gifted in multiple ways. We are student centered with a project-based pedagogical focus and instructional program grounded in the philosophy that we are a community of learners. Students of different racial/ethnic, socio-e...read more

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