What Inspires Me

Places, Spaces, and People worth Knowing IMHO.


Black, Disabled & Proud: College Students with Disabilities

We are a group of colleagues working in disability services at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities (PBCUs).  

The Arc of Massachusetts

The mission of The Arc of Massachusetts is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and their families. We fulfill this through advocacy for community supports and services that foster social inclusion, self-determination, and equity across all aspects of society.

The Arc of the United States

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Inclusion Press

Inclusion is about living full lives – about learning to live together in community,  celebrating all of our diversity and welcoming the gifts of everyone.  
What people want is simple: 
someone to love, somewhere to live, somewhere to work and something to hope for.

Autism Housing Pathways

Our mission is to enable Massachusetts residents with developmental disabilities and their families to find or create sustainable, supported, self-directed housing that meets their needs and contributes to their quality of life.

Susan Senator

Through my essays, keynotes, articles, and books, I am trying to make sense of autism and find a way to my oldest son, and help others with this challenge of autism at the same time. 

The Natalie Project

The Natalie Project (#ustoo) is a family-driven sexual assault prevention advocacy organization whose mission is to raise awareness that the rate of sexual assault amongst people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is of epidemic levels due to a vulnerable system. The Project empowers caregivers with effective planning tools to manage suspected abuse and builds a community of advocates for systemic change
If you are the parents or family members of a Black disabled student, you probably have plenty of questions about college, too.  Here are some resources to get you started, whether your son or daughter is in high school or college.
Please find The Arc of Massachusetts 2021-2022 Legislative Platform. Our bills advance areas such as healthcare, housing, protection, education and family support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism.
Join The Arc as we build a larger, stronger movement of people with disabilities, parents, siblings, and allies to advocate for the full inclusion and civil rights of all people. Take action now!
There are three components our work: Inclusion Press (resource materials), Changemakers (resource connections) and the Marsha Forest Centre (inclusive education and family support resource development) – with the same ‘North Star vision’ and different ways to get there.
home page graphic of the Roadmap to Housing
home page graphic of the Roadmap to Housing


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