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RespectAbility’s Disability Training and Speakers Bureau

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RespectAbility’s Disability Training and Speakers Bureau is a key tool in making your organization welcoming and inclusive of people with physical, sensory, cognitive, mental health or other disabilities!

Our focus is a Big IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access). We want to help you grow and reach your goals. With our Big IDEA, you can count on us for: 

  • Authentic and knowledgeable voices of people with disabilities speaking to your organization, teams and Employee Resource Groups. 100 percent of our talented speakers have disabilities themselves.
  • Trained experts from diverse disability and intersectional backgrounds who bring their lived experience and insight to trainings and discussions that will advance your ability to create intentionally accessible places and communities.

RespectAbility helps companies, nonprofits and educational organizations reach a better future where people with disabilities’ authentic experiences, innovations and dedication can flourish.

Consider these facts:

  • Seven million children and one-in-four adults in the U.S. live with a disability.
  • The majority of people have a loved one with a disability.
  • According to Nielsen Research, “consumers with disabilities including their families, friends and associates, represent a $1 trillion market segment. Americans with disabilities represent the third-largest market behind Baby Boomers and the mature market.”

Proven accessibility strategies help maximize workforce productivity. Did you know:

  • You likely already have employees with disabilities, as 75% of those with disabilities have nonvisible disabilities, such as diabetes, anxiety and ADHD;
  • People with disabilities are the largest untapped workforce population in the country; and
  • Multiple studies show that workers with disabilities improve the profitability and innovation of companies offering adequate accommodations.

Our Disability Training and Speakers Bureau can help you prepare for all of these benefits.

Meet The Speakers

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Communications Professional

Disability and Jewish Advocate

Senior Vice President for Strategic Change, RespectAbility

Special Education Attorney and Autistic Self-Advocate

Disability Consultant, Disabled Advocate and Communication Strategist

Founder of NechamaMama

State and Federal Policy Associate, RespectAbility

Business Professional and Queer/Disability Advocate

Disability Advocate

Education Attorney

Comedian and Disability Advocate

Director of Federal Policy, RespectAbility

Ordained in 2018 by the Jewish Theological Seminary, expert in disability inclusion in the Jewish community

Actress, Writer, Producer and Advocate

Health Policy Professional

Comedian/screenwriter featured on Comedy Central and Amazon Prime

Artist and Dancer

Outgoing President, The Hearing Loss Association of America, Los Angeles Chapter

Senior Director of Faith Inclusion, RespectAbility

Disability Advocate

Expert in international educational exchange, international development, and disabled women’s leadership and empowerment globally

Disability and Education Advocate

Entertainment Outreach Program Manager, RespectAbility

Senior Director of Policy and Workforce Development, RespectAbility

Performer, Social Worker, Entertainment Disability Advocate

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Request Speakers

To receive more information and meet with a representative of RespectAbility about your training and/or event goals, please fill out the form below. You can request one of the speakers from our roster or indicate a topic of interest. We will match you with topics and speakers that meet your goals.

Our fees begin at $3,000 and go up from there depending on the speakers, format (in-person or virtual) and other considerations. This includes coordination of hiring talent, assistance with accessible event communications and marketing, tech overhead, captioning of recorded event, general operations prior to and day of event.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] . Someone from our team will get back to you.

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