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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.


New Publishing Company for Black Disabled Books

Keith Jones of Soulful Media Works is taking on new projects.  Please contact him at http://dasoultoucha.com/Contact/

Braille Is Everywhere, But Most Kids Who Are Blind Can’t Read It

The challenger sat alone at a square folding table in the center of her teacher’s immaculate living room, stockinged feet whispering against the plush, white carpet, hands poised over a blue Perkins Brailler — something like a manual typewriter crossed with a court reporter’s steno machine. To say the Brailler is loud is an understatement. The force required to emboss Braille paper produces a noise less like typing and more like repeatedly firing a BB gun.

Harvard Study Find Doctors Overwhelmingly Harbor Negative Views of Disabled People

The vast majority of doctors across the nation believe that people with significant disabilities have worse quality of life than others, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

Researchers surveyed 714 physicians practicing in various specialties and locations on their feelings about patients with disabilities. More than 82% reported that such individuals experience subpar quality of life compared to people without disabilities.

Yale Report finds dispropotionately more people with serious mental illness are Black

Research consistently indicates that people with serious mental illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are at significantly increased risk of death by suicide compared to the general population. In the United States, suicide is the leading cause of death among individuals with schizophrenia between 15 and 44 years old.  

Teacher Dumped Student With Autism In Trash Can, Lawsuit Says

Robin Johnson had a favorite technique for disciplining some of her special education students: According to a new federal lawsuit, she would drop the first- and second-graders into a trash can or recycling bin, then forcibly keep them there when they struggled to escape.

The Statesville teacher singled out one boy in particular, Gage Andrews, based on the complaint filed by the child’s mother:

“If he acted ‘like trash,'” Johnson would say, she “would treat him like trash.”

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