National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA) is a national cross-disability coalition that represents the authentic voice of people with disabilities.
NDLA is led by 15 national organizations run by people with disabilities with identifiable grassroots constituencies across the United States. The NDLA steering committee includes: ADAPT, the American Association of People with Disabilities, the American Council of the Blind, the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the Hearing Loss Association of America, Little People of America, the National Association of the Deaf, the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, the National Council on Independent Living, the National Federation of the Blind, the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities, Not Dead Yet, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered, and the United Spinal Association.
The NDLA Steering Committee held its annual full day retreat on June 6 in Washington, DC in order to discuss issues and challenges facing the disability community, to set priorities directed to policies, action steps to confront discrimination and, positive aspects of the coalition working together. Two members of NOND’s Board of Directors, Karen McCulloh and Leenie Quinn attended the retreat.
NOND Board Directors Karen McCulloh and Leenie Quinn
From left to right: Gary Arnold, Little People of America Barbara Trader-guest, TASH Bruce Darling, ADAPT Samantha Crane, Autistic Self Advocacy Network and Karen McCulloh, NOND