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

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February 10, 2022

Disability Power Series: A Conversation on Art, Disability and the Body

Join Disability Lead for a conversation with Chicago artists Riva Lehrer and Sandie Yi whose visual and multimedia work has explored and celebrated disability culture and the disabled body.

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Disability Lead Members
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Featured Story

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Announcement

Building Disability Leadership into 2022

We are thrilled to welcome the 2022 Fellows and new Members to Disability Lead and our network of positive disruptors. Their disruption, which we define as their ability to question how things are done, innovate, lead the charge and create something entirely new, is needed.

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Emily is smiling in a leafy outdoor setting. She is a white, disabled woman with brown wavy shoulder-length hair, and is wearing a pink and purple top with blue accents.
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Emily Blum
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December 8, 2021