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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.


"Thank you for your participation in the ADA 30 celebration, the conversation was rich and I was able to gain a greater understanding of the separation of Disabled and Black & Disabled.  I was one who, knowing the issues faced by race and discrimination, wanted to believe that disability is what ties us and we shouldn't separate.  But after yesterday, I gained a perspective that I understand but didn't want to believe.  Thank you."

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Nurse Imported To Assist NYC Speaks Out

RESEARCH WEEKLY: COVID-19 and Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals 

The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to making treatment for severe mental illness.  The Center does not accept any funding from pharmaceutical companies.  

As accounts of COVID-19 devastating inpatient psychiatric hospitals throughout the country are reported almost daily, more solutions are needed to prevent further tragedy to this vulnerable population.  

Older Americans Act passed by Senate and House

The Older Americans Act (OAA) legislation removes the 10% cap on serving grand families under the National Family Caregiver Support Program and supports increased intergenerational programming.

Disabled people in the count!

November 16 is Census 2020 National Day of Action

How is the Census taken?

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