Let her Learn: Stopping Schools Pushout girl with disabilities report

This report from Women National Law Center summarizes the obstacles that prevent girls with disabilities from learning and thriving and makes recommendations for helping girls with disabilities overcome these obstacles so they can succeed in school and beyond. 

ADVANCING WOMEN AND GIRLS WITH DISABILITIES 

Disability inclusion is USAID policy. The agency supports disability-specific programs to address targeted needs and seeks to integrate disability into all our programs. The USAID Disability Policy(link is external) requires the inclusion of persons with disabilities in our programs, stating that: Issues related to disability are integral to international development Consultation with members of the disability community is critical Investing in and strengthening disabled people’s organizations is vital in promoting the human rights of persons with disabilities

Her Power! Her Pride! Her Voice!

Her Power! Her Pride! Her Voice! is an annual event for high school girls with disabilities in Michigan. Her Power! Her Pride! Her Voice! is a program of Michigan Disability Rights Coalition.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Therapy for Black Girls

So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.

Lupus Detroit

Lupus Detroit is a voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating lupus as a major health problem through education, advocacy and service.

Sickle Cell Disease of America 

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with the sole purpose of supporting research, education and funding of individuals, families those who are impacted by sickle cell disease.

Juvenile Diabetes

From funding innovative research to advocating for government action to providing a support structure for our community, no other organization does more to fight type 1 diabetes (T1D) than JDRF.

Spina Bifida Assocaition 

The mission of the Spina Bifida Association is to build a better and brighter future for all those impacted by Spina Bifida.

Spark Autism

Autism primarily affects boys, right? Officially, boys outnumber girls with autism by four to one (and ten to one in “high-functioning” autism).1 In fact, almost everything we know about autism comes from studying boys. But now some scientists are making discoveries that challenge common assumptions about autism, girls and gender. They began with questions that have dogged researchers for years. Why are so few girls diagnosed with autism? Are girls simply less susceptible? Does autism look different in girls, making it harder to detect or diagnose? 

Please read Sparks Autism article, Are Girls with Autism Hiding in Plain Sight?   Please join Sparks Autism for researching autism.  

Color of Autism Foundation

We are a Non-Profit (501 c3) organization committed to educating and assisting African American families with Autistic children. Autism affects children of every race, ethnic group and socioeconomic status. African-American children are frequently confronted with late diagnosis or misdiagnosis. African American Autism Support is Vital to the development of underserved children. Our goal is to help families identify the warning signs of autism early on. We can start to overturn these disparities by helping African-Americans with autism reach their full potential. Empowering families with information on autism that they can use to advocate services for their child.

National Learning Disability Assocaition 

The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life.
Learn more about being a black young woman with a learning disability in the article from NCLD, I’m Not Sorry: How I Embrace and Own Being a Black Woman With Learning Disabilities

National Black deaf Advocates

The National Black Deaf Advocates is the leading advocacy organization for thousands of Black deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States.

National Federation of the blind

The National Federation of the Blind is an organization of blind people in the United States. It is the oldest and largest organization led by blind people in the United States.  They offer many services and scholarship to youth who are blind. 

United Cerebal Palsy of Michigan

Founded in 1949, UCP of Metropolitan Detroit (UCP/Detroit) is one of over 100 affiliates of United Cerebral Palsy. UCP/Detroit is Southeast Michigan’s source for information & referral and services for individuals with disabilities, their families and friends. We work to advance the independence of all people with any physical, mental or emotional limitation that society calls a "disability" and to secure their right to self-determination and inclusion.

UCP/Detroit provides information and referral services, employment program (Work Incentive Planning Assistance), individual and family support services (Person-Centered Advocacy), community inclusion and independent living supports and community education. More than 65% of the people served by UCP/Detroit have a disability other than cerebral palsy. These include spinal cord injuries, visual disabilities, learning disabilities and other disabilities that affect daily living.

Resources

Check out the resources to improve and uplift girls with disabilities, mental illness and chronic illnesses.  Also, please look at our partners page for additional resources in your community.