Disabled & Proud: Leading Change
Disabled and Proud: Leading Change will be held online from Thursday, October 11, through Saturday, October 13, 2018. This is a conference for students by students with disabilities, focused on giving students the models, resources, and tools they need as leaders for campus change to improve accessibility, inclusion, and the campus climate for people with disabilities.
Disabled & Proud is sponsored by Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring (DREAM), a national student organization run by students for students. DREAM is based at the National Center for College Students with Disabilities, which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD).
The 2018 conference will be online for the first time, with hopes that more students with disabilities will be able to participate. NOTE: Current and prospective college students and recent graduates of any age will be able to register, but this conference is not for K-12 teachers, professionals, disability services providers or parents unless they are small group leaders, sponsors, or exhibitors. Culturally Deaf students and students with any type of disability, chronic health condition, or mental illness are welcome, and so are their nondisabled allies. Undergraduate, graduate students, auditing students, and those in higher education transition programs are all invited to participate.