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

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.

6/20/13

by Tiffiny Carlson, The Mobility Resource

It was five degrees below zero and I was getting on the school bus as a wheelchair-user for the very first time. My neck brace was freshly off and I was in my squeaky new E&J chair, being sent back to high school.

8/27/15

by Jordan Melograna

On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking the Gulf Coast, many familiar phrases will briefly re-enter our daily lexicon: levees, the Superdome, Lower Ninth, FEMA trailers. And lots of anger and sadness and pain will return to millions of Gulf Coast residents who have largely tried to forget and move on.

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