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

Over the weekend, Louisiana received over 20 inches of rain resulting in unprecedented statewide flooding. Louisiana’s Governor, John Bel Edwards reported that over 20,000 people were rescued from the flood waters and over 8,000 are currently in shelters. The death toll has risen to seven as more individuals are discovered by authorities. Major interstates are closed across the state.

There are 59 million Americans with disabilities. As the nation ramps up for the DNC and RNC conventions this month, the disability community is mobilizing national disability voter registration week. July 11-15th. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!

Those advocating for assisted suicide believe the battle to allow people with disabilities or chronic and terminal health conditions to kill themselves is about choice. However, for those actually living with a disability or health condition, the truth is, choice is too often completely removed.