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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

RespectAbility is a diverse, disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities, and that advances policies and practices that empower people with disabilities to have a better future. Our mission is to fight stigmas and advance opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. Learn More About Our Organization »

RESOURCES AND SERVICES

Our Disability Training and Speakers Bureau is ready to help make your organization welcoming and inclusive of people with physical, sensory, cognitive, mental health or other disabilities. Our Entertainment Media Consulting Team provides sensitivity reads and script development; casting and talent consultations; referral or staffing services including disabled writers, directors, crew, actors and more. We have conducted trainings for and consulted on projects with A&E, Bunim-Murray Productions, CAA, DreamWorks, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sundance Institute, ViacomCBS, The Walt Disney Company, WarnerMedia and others. With knowledge, we can create a better future!

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FIGHTING STIGMAS & PREJUDICES

Through partnerships with studios, production companies, writers’ room and news organizations, RespectAbility’s Entertainment & News Media Team creates equitable and accessible opportunities to increase the number of people with lived disability experience throughout the entire media ecosystem, which increases diverse and authentic representation of disabled people on screen, thus leading to systemic change enabling people with disabilities to be seen for what they CAN do, instead of what they cannot do.

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ADVANCING OPPORTUNITIES

SOLUTIONS CENTER FOR BEST PRACTICES

Ensuring children and adults with disabilities receive the education, training and employment opportunities they need to succeed.

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TRAINING THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW

FELLOWSHIPS FOR YOUNG LEADERS

The National Leadership Program is ideal for people with and without disabilities who want to go into careers in public policy, advocacy, communications and media, nonprofit management and faith inclusion while making a positive difference for people with disabilities. We now are accepting rolling applications for the Fall 2021 cohort. The program is entirely virtual and can be done from anywhere in the United States.

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INCLUSIVE PHILANTHROPY

OPPORTUNITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Philanthropy and nonprofits are at their best when they represent the people they serve including the one-in-five people who has a disability. RespectAbility offers free tools, resources and customized advice and training to help philanthropists and nonprofits learn how to welcome, include, serve and benefit from the talents of people with physical, learning, sensory, intellectual, mental health and other disabilities who often are left out of the diversity discussion.

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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

THE RESPECTABILITY REPORT

Check out The RespectAbility Report for nonpartisan political coverage with a focus on disability issues. Launched in 2015, The RespectAbility Report neither rates nor endorses candidates.

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FAITH INCLUSION

Religious communities are stronger when they live up to their values – when they are welcoming, diverse, moral and respect each other. RespectAbility wants our family members with disabilities to be able to fully participate in our community. Thus, RespectAbility offers the following free resources below to all who care about inclusion and equal opportunity.

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CASE STUDY FOR SUCCESS

COMMUNITY, INCLUSION AND COLLABORATION

Join us on a journey as a city works to change its education, training and employment outcomes for people with disabilities.

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VOLUNTEER

WE WELCOME YOUR INVOLVEMENT!

Sign up to learn more about our work and volunteer based on your interests. There are multiple ways for you to be involved – many do not require physical presence. Select all that apply and submit your information below.

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    CONTACT US

    East Coast: 11333 Woodglen Drive, #102, Rockville, MD 20852

    West Coast: 5115 Wilshire Blvd, #231, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Office Number: 202-517-6272

    Email: info@respectability.org

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