One in four people with disabilities live in poverty and face barriers that hinder their access to employment, education, skills development, financial services and full participation in their communities.
Policies, expectations and services must change to improve the lives of people with disabilities living in poverty.
We are leading that change.
Who We Are
National Disability Institute influences thinking and behavior through pioneering research, advocacy, policy development, training and technical assistance.
We collaborate with hundreds of organizations throughout the country—from financial institutions and employers to government and community organizations—to empower people with disabilities and their families to build a better financial future.
Innovative, Collaborative, Empowering, Influencing, Independent, Trusted
Our Vision: We envision a society in which people with disabilities have the same opportunities to achieve financial stability and independence as people without disabilities.
Our Mission: We collaborate and innovate to build a better financial future for people with disabilities and their families.
National Disability Institute is comprised of subject matter experts with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences of disability.
Board of Directors
National Disability Institute has a diverse board, many of whom are individuals with disabilities, from across the country.
National Disability Institute harnesses the power of collaboration to advance new opportunities for people with disabilities.
Our Strategic Plan
Since 2005, National Disability Institute has been addressing issues impacting the financial futures of people with disabilities.