Entrepreneurship Models & Resources to Support Mentees with Disabilities
- Colleen Crispino, Chief Program Officer, The Viscardi Center’s National Center for Disability Entrepreneurship
- Diego Mariscal, CEO and Chief Disabled Officer, 2Gether-International
- Alec Frazier, Director at Autistic Reality and Managing Editor of Stories About Us
- Resources from UIC’s Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Education for People with Disabilities (presenter unable to attend)
- Save the Date! Class of 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Webinar | January 17, 2020 1:00-2:30pm ET
- 2020 Membership Directory Enhancements
Access the captioned meeting on our YouTube playlist via this link or the embedded below image.
About the National Disability Mentoring Coalition
The mission of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) aims to raise awareness about the importance and impact of mentoring in the lives of people with disabilities and to increase the number and quality of disability mentoring programs around the country. Established in December 2014, NDMC transitioned in March 2018 to reside as an initiative of Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD).
NDMC’s core activities focus on:
- Awareness – Spotlighting the critical role of mentoring as a disability inclusion strategy that promotes successful academic, employment and independent living outcomes;
- Connections – Facilitating communication among stakeholders and sharing information about “what works” in disability mentoring;
- Resources – Providing training, technical assistance, and a referral network to grow the number of mentors and strengthen the impact of mentoring experiences;
- Inclusion – Facilitating mentoring opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds and abilities in all settings; and
- Recognition – Honoring excellence in mentoring through the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.
Member organizations share core values and align with the Coalition’s objectives to streamline communication, standardize and systematize data collection, reduce duplication of efforts, increase mentoring opportunities, and improve outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities. To learn more about the NDMC, review our Membership, join the Coalition or visit the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame , please visit us online at www.disabilitymentors.org.