TALP Launches New DisBeat Initiative

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The ADA Legacy Project (TALP) has launched DisBeat, a new communications initiative designed to coordinate and promote proactive messaging on disability rights issues throughout the country. In the spirit of Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) this Wednesday, October 21, and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, DisBeat has formed alliances with National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) and The American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD).
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ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) OCTOBER 20, 2015

On the heels of coordinating a nationwide, year-long celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25), The ADA Legacy Project (TALP) has launched DisBeat, a new communications initiative designed to coordinate and promote proactive messaging on disability rights issues throughout the country. 

DisBeat is about people with disabilities, placing disability news at the forefront, from the perspective of the disability community. DisBeat also aims to create a wheelhouse of resources for disability community members, reporters, and media outlets.

DisBeat has already successfully coordinated messaging regarding CNN’s investigation of Ability One/Source America and related disability employment issues; the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; Get Out the Vote efforts for the 2016 elections; ADAPT's Fall Action; and the newly launched #CrappyCurb campaign from Rooted in Rights.

In the spirit of Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) this Wednesday, October 21, and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, DisBeat has formed alliances with two organizations: National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC), the organization that launched the Susan M.Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, and The American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest cross-disability organization, which annually coordinates the large-scale national effort topromote DMD. 

In addition to promoting DMD and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, DisBeat’s alliance also aims to assert the disability community’s presence in National Mentoring Month, January, 2016. 

DMD is held on the 3rd Wednesday of every October (October 21, 2015). It is a large-scale national effort coordinated by AAPD to promote career development for students and job-seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring relationships. DMD activities this year include, Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Wilmington, DE; Washington, DC. 

For a full list of 2015 Disability Mentoring Day events, kindly visit the AAPD website.