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The Center for Disability Leadership supports and encourages people with disabilities to become leaders in their own lives and leaders in our communities. The Center carries out the mission by:

  • Providing resources for people with disabilities, family members, professionals, and others on current topics of interest;

  • Supporting people with disabilities to become leaders, from finding their individual voices to leading the charge for systems change;

  • Helping people with disabilities to influence local, state, and national policies and practices in order to open doors to full participation; and

  • Partnering with others to advocate with people with disabilities.


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The Inclusion Project, a youth-led initiative, issued six mini-grants to support schools in organizing inclusion day events in their schools and communities. The Inclusion Project is funded through a grant provided by the Virginia Department of Education. Congratulations to the following awardees: 

  • Sarah Dooley Center for Autism (SDCA)
  • Hollymead Elementary
  • Radford City Public Schools
  • Legal Studies Academy at First Colonial High School (FCHS)
  • Staunton River Middle School (SRMS)
  • Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS)
  To learn more about each school’s inclusion day initiative, click¬†here:


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Partnership for People with Disabilities
Virginia Commonwealth University
700 E. Franklin Street, P.O. Box 843020
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3020
804.828.3876 (voice) 804.828.0042 (fax)

Last Updated April 2018
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