Politics, the economy, sexuality, healthcare, natural disasters, race relations - every day there are breaking news and media images on these and other issues. Such stories and images have a powerful impact on all of us, but they seldom discuss or articulate the experiences and perspectives of people with disabilities. Learn more about what DisBeat is here.

DisBeat is a national communications initiative. Our purpose is to:

  1. Convene issue leaders, subject-matter experts, and other stakeholders to form responses; 
  2. Develop and help impleent communication strategies.
  3. Serve as a trusted source for reporters, journalists, writers, and screenwriters.
  4. Expand, frame, and reframe the way disability is discussed.
  5. Provide, curate, and create fact sheets, talking points, resources, white papers, etc.

Featured DisBeat Issues


Featured DisBeat Issues

National Disability Leadership Alliance and over 200 Organizations from Across the United States Express Opposition to Congressional Efforts to Cut Vital Health Care and Community Based Services for People with Disabilities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                          


WHAT:  Protest/Press Conference re: Medicaid Cuts, Loss of Disability Protections Proposed in AHCA

WHERE:  US Capitol Rotunda,Washington, DC

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, an estimated 45,000 people with disabilities and their allies participated in the Women's March on Washington. This represents the largest gathering of people with disabilities in history! On top of that, thousands more participated in sister marches across the country and throughout the world.