People with disabilities are invited to send in personal essays, blogs or featured people profiles about participation in international exchange programs. If you are a person with a disability and have either studied, worked or volunteered abroad, the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) would like to hear from you. Deadline: September 1, 2010
I am seeing these requests for disability stories more and more frequently. Often, they have dollars attached to them! And, one of th best things is that these are calls for stories about disability FOR folks with disabilites. The storytelling directly lends itself to putting tools, ideas, answers and cool options into the minds of other disabled people.
Have you ever wanted to enter a contest like this, but felt stuck? Take a Write To Connect workshop. The first series starts in late October at the Independent Living Resource Center in lovely, bustling downtown San Francisco. Workshops will be on Friday afternoons and the ILRC is totally accessible. It is close to BART--and shops, museums, cafes, Yerba Buena gardens, the movies, etc. Make a Friday adventure of it!. Email me with questions!