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

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Featured DisBeat Issues

Advocates are keeping tight-lipped in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise victory with little known about how the president-elect may shape policies vital to people with disabilities.

Following a truly historic election, we find ourselves facing an unknown future. Despite a great deal of speculation, we know very little about President Elect Trump’s intentions toward our community. What we do know is that the important issues that concerned us prior to the election are still there. In the coming months, there will be many attempts to dissect this election.

Like most of you, we did not foresee, and did not plan for the outcome of Tuesday's general election and the incredible challenges that came with the results. By Wednesday afternoon, we began coming to terms with its implications not only for disability rights, but also the rights of all disenfranchised groups.

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