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.

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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

Demystifying Disability with Kelly Dawson and Emily Ladau. Emily is a white woman wearing glasses and has curly brown hair pulled back halfway, with the rest framing her face. She is sitting in a power wheelchair, facing the camera, and smiling. Kelly is an Asian woman wearing a white shirt, red lip
May 23, 2022

Disability Power Series: Demystifying Disability with Kelly Dawson and Emily Ladau

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Impact

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Disability Lead Members
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Featured Story

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Op Ed

#DoneWithCOVID: An Ableist Push That Harms Our Community

With the #DonewithCOVID push to “open up” and “get back to business as usual,” Emily Blum can’t help but consider: At what cost does the push for productivity come, especially for people with disabilities? in her The Chicago Sun Times Op-Ed story.

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Emily Blum
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May 18, 2022