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Adam Fishbein, MPA

RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau

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Adam Fishbein

Adam Fishbein, MPA is a lifelong self-advocate and a dedicated disability policy professional. Fishbein was a Community Outreach Fellow in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program in 2019 and a Public Policy and Employment Fellow in 2017. More recently, Fishbein has remained involved in RespectAbility’s work on a consulting basis, assisting with RespectAbility’s 2020 State Voter Guides. Fishbein currently serves as vice president of the Pennsylvania Tourette Syndrome Alliance (PA-TSA) Board of Directors and he is a member of the National Center for Learning Disabilities’ (NCLD) Young Adult Leadership Council.

Fishbein’s other professional experience includes a year-long internship at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, serving as a Senate Diversity Initiative Intern for U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and a policy internship at NCLD through the American Association of People with Disabilities Summer Internship Program.

Originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, Fishbein moved to Washington, DC in 2016 to attend American University (AU). Fishbein earned his Master of Public Administration in 2020 and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Law, Economics and Government in 2019. Fishbein currently lives in DC and continues to work towards a better future for people with disabilities.

About RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau

RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau offers diverse speakers with disabilities to teach about disability inclusion; and/or to offer their expertise in an array of topics, ranging from Art and Entertainment to Entrepreneurship, Education, Finance, Law, Psychology, Religion (of many faiths) and every vocation in between. Our Speakers Bureau and its divisions are expanding. If this is of interest to you or you know a professional with a visible or nonvisible disability who might be interested, you (or she/he/they) can email

Meet the Author

Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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