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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.


"Yes, today’s session was a tremendous first step for individual American Council of the Blind (ACB) members as well as ACB the organization. After the session today, my sister who was on the call, and I had a long conversation about our family and of our feelings on all that is happening today.  We both remembered with a mix of love and disrespect how as teenagers, an uncle of ours that we really loved would use racist words. We did call him on it, but he thought it was funny and I don’t know how much of a difference it made to him. We were so young then, but at least now as middle aged adults we know we at least said something. It was really good for me to have this conversation with her."


"I agree with MCAC members (Multicultural Committee American Council of the Blind)  that we have discovered a treasure in you (Jane Dunhamn) and I definitely want to keep in touch!" NBDC Disability Anti Racism Training Oct. 2020 for the American Council of the Blind

Happy New Year!

This year has been challenging for all of us, however, we are most grateful for

the support we received from many in many ways. You inspired NBDC with your spirit.

Here's to a brighter 2021 from our family to yours.

National Black Disability Coalition

Word: Wisdom

By Scherrone Dunhamn, Dec 22, 2020  --  In Advent, members from my church are reflecting on a word given to them and writing on it. My word was "wisdom".  I want to also share what I wrote with you. Happy Advent and Merry Christmas in a few short days!  Keep on reading below.

Love,

Scherrone

 

Wisdom

NBDC 2021 Scholarship Program

December 4, 2020 - The National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC) Scholarship Program is accepting applications from Black disabled high school students who will be graduating this spring. 

The NBDC Scholarship Program is funded by donations from its members, supporters and other fundraising events.  The number of scholarships awarded is limited by the monies generated from these endeavors.

The 2021 award is $10,000 to be distributed half in the first semester and additional half in the second semester contingent upon a first semester minimum GPA of 2.0.

Disabled People Left Behind and Excluded from COVID-19 Relief 

The American Association of People with Disabilities’ Statement on Coronavirus Relief Bill 

Free Speech Generating Devices from DOR

12-15-2020 - The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) has partnered with the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP), to create the Voice Options Program.

The Voice Options Program offers eligible Californians who are unable to speak, or who have difficulty speaking, with a free speech-generating device. The goal of this program is to ensure full and equal telephone communications
access for all Californians with disabilities.

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