Speakers Bureau

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Empowered to Tell Our Own Stories

Those of us with a disability are the best advocates for understanding and addressing the challenges we face, with invaluable and seldome-heard insights into education, healthcare, communities, and workplace dynamics.

The DVU Self-Advocates Speakers Bureau provides a platform for passionate advocates and experts who specialize in communicating around issues issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, including navigating the complexities of the healthcare system through the lens of disability.

We provide organizations and companies with the opportunity to engage speakers and trainers who share their unque perspectives. Our speakers are not just advocates; they are experts in their respective fields, trained in public speaking.

Our speakers are people with disabilities taking the lead in sharing diverse and personal knowledge. and that’s the very essence of the Self-Advocates Speakers Bureau.

Together, we can inspire change, foster empathy, and create a more inclusive world.

Changing the narrative around disability

Our speakers are not only experts in their own life journeys but also agents of change within their communities. Through their unique stories, we aim to foster understanding, empathy, and inspire transformative action. Our self-advocate speakers offer:

  • Authenticity and Relatability: With authentic perspectives drawn from their lived experiences, self-advocates’ stories are deeply relatable to audiences. Their narratives encompass both challenges and triumphs, forging meaningful connections.
  • Diverse Perspectives: The Speakers Bureau offers a diverse group of self-advocates, each with unique backgrounds and expertise. This diversity ensures you can find a speaker aligned with your specific goals and objectives.
  • Catalysts for Change: Self-advocates not only share their experiences but also inspire action, promoting inclusivity, equality, and understanding..

Specialists, with personal experience

The DVU Self-Advocates Speakers Bureau provides impactful speakers who can help transform your events and initiatives, promoting inclusivity and empowerment through the power of personal narratives.

From disability rights to mental health, diversity and inclusion, or personal triumphs, we have the perfect speaker for your event, seminar, workshop, or conference.

Experts by virtue of our life experiences

In addition to their training and unique expertise, each self-advocate is an expert in their area because of their individual and personal lived experience.  The DVU speakers bureau offers a curated a diverse roster of self-advocates from various backgrounds and with a wide range of experiences.

For more information, write us at speakers@disabilityvoices.org