Disability Lead is a network of people with disabilities who use our power to create an equitable and inclusive society.

We accomplish this by Uplifting Disability Power, Influencing and Activating Change, and Making Our Vision Real.

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Uplifting Disability Power

Through events and exclusive opportunities, we demonstrate the power of people with disabilities.

JOIN US AT OUR EVENTS
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Influencing & Activating Change

We research and communicate the impact of leaders with disabilities; we influence disability inclusion; and we convene peers, partners and communities to reveal solutions that create equity and inclusion.

HELP US ADVANCE OUR LEADERS
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Making Our Vision Real

We develop leaders and connect them to opportunities.

JOIN OUR NETWORK OF POSITIVE DISRUPTORS
We are positive disruptors who lead with our disability identity. We believe our experiences, ideas, and leadership as people with disabilities are powerful and vital to achieving justice.

Featured Event

Senator Tammy Duckworth. Smiling woman with curled reddish-brown hair, a lack blazer, and pink lipstick posing in front of plaster columns. Sponsored by Disabilities Fund at the Chicago Community Trust and Chicago Public Library Celebrating Diversity.
July 13, 2021

Disability Power Series Featuring Senator Tammy Duckworth

Join Disability Lead for a fireside chat featuring U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth.

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Impact

170+

Disability Lead Members
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Featured Story

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Announcement

We are Disability Lead

We are so excited to reintroduce ourselves to the world as Disability Lead.