Photo by Cait McCarthy

Storytelling and Self-Advocacy

This series is for teenagers and young adults with disabilities

As we reflect on the Disabled activists who fought for the passage of the ADA, we know there is still a great deal of work to do to have the Disabled experience represented in the arts. This multi-session series, taking place once a month throughout the year, is open to teenagers and young adults with disabilities to learn about disability history, disability culture and storytelling.

During the kick-off event on July 18, Jermaine Greaves, a Lincoln Center intern and disability advocate, presents disability rights history and moderates a panel of artists and designers with disabilities, followed by an activity on storytelling. As the group meets periodically throughout the year, participants will explore aspects of disability culture, hear from Disabled leaders in the arts and continue to hone their own storytelling, as a foundation to their artistic and advocacy practice.

To register for the kick-off event and full series, click here »

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Captioning, audio description and ASL interpretation is available for all events.  To request additional accommodations, please contact [email protected] or 212-875-5375.


Please save the date for upcoming sessions! We hope you can join us every month.

Sunday, August 15 from 3:00–4:00 pm
Sunday, September 26 from 3:00–4:00 pm
Sunday, October 17 from 3:00–4:00 pm
Sunday, November 14 from 3:00–4:00 pm
Sunday, December 12 from 3:00–4:00 pm
Sunday, January 23 from 3:00–4:00 pm
Sunday, February 13 from 3:00–4:00 pm
Sunday, March 20 from 3:00–4:00 pm
Sunday, April 10 from 3:00–4:00 pm
Sunday, May 15 from 3:00–4:00 pm
Sunday, June 12 from 3:00–4:00 pm