Diversability

Diversability is an award-winning global movement that began in Washington, DC with Tiffany Yu in 2009.

We foster community online and off to connectshowcase, and empower people of all abilities doing amazing things. We want to get more people talking and thinking about disability as a core part of the diversity conversation. We serve as an ecosystem builder, connector, and talent incubator. We unite the disability community, engage allies, and celebrate disability pride and empowerment. We are working to address social isolation, social exclusion, and the loneliness epidemic.

Connect

Something powerful happens when we bring people with and without disabilities together and create a space where everyone is included and everyone matters. Inclusion greatly influences how we see ourselves, helps us feel empowered and builds self-esteem and self-confidence. We can start to change perceptions of disability when we connect in-person, humanize disability, and share stories.

Showcase

In New York alone, we have showcased some amazing people in our community, such as Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Jason DaSilva and Alice Cook; Ms. Wheelchair America 2011 Alexandra McArthur; TEDx speaker Becky Curran; exemplar for the AT&T and NYU Connect Ability Challenge Xian Horn; and more. And we were honored to receive the 2015 Bell Greve Memorial Award from the National Rehabilitation Association for our programming.

Empower

We encourage our community and our allies to dream bigger and do great things. We oftentimes underestimate our abilities, but it’s amazing what people can do if just given the chance. Take Amanda Frantz, who took her jewelry business to the next level when she created The DiversAble Model Project, or Alisa Goldman, Diversability's former Director of Content, who went on to create Healing Honestly, an online platform to speak about healing from trauma. They, and many others, are everyday role models who have expanded the world around us.

Website features blogs on a variety of disability topics, including dating.

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