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.

Interview with Dr. LaRon A. Scott   

by Leroy F. Moore Jr.

Leroy F. Moore Jr.: I am here with Dr. Scott. I have questions about your work, and your recently published paper. I want to begin with, why did you get into Special Education? And tell us about your graduate school experience.

LaRon A. Scott: So it’s interesting how I got into Special Education....read more

Interview with Dr. Subini Annamma

by Leroy F. Moore Jr.

Leroy F. Moore Jr.:  I’m here, interviewing Subini. I want to get right into it. I’d like to begin with your childhood. Why did you write the book, The Pedagogy of Pathologization of Dis/abled in School to Prison? Did it come from a personal experience?

Subini Annamma: Yes. You know, I started the book out telling the story of my brother, who was in and out of schools, from a really young age, was kicked out of several sch...read more


The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) serves as Congress' watchdog investigating how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. As part of the 21st Century Cures Act signed into law by President Obama in 2016, the GAO was mandated to review state Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) programs to review their activities and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. PAIMI programs are designed to safeguard rights of individuals with serious mental illness, who are at higher risk of abuse and neglect due to their illn...read more

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