African American Conference on Disabilities

The African American Conference on Disabilities (AACD) is the premiere comprehensive disability conference in the United States that addresses the intersection between race and disabilities. The conference examines avenues for self-advocacy to ensure the effective provision of services, resources, and enforcement of civil rights in the African American and disability communities.

In the past two years, the virtual conference attendees have come from all across Arizona, almost every state in the U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Africa, and Europe to learn and ask questions on a wide range of disability issues.  Held throughout the month of February, the conference has featured workshops with an emphasis on disabilities, and over 15,000 attendees on Zoom and Facebook Live.

If you would like more information, please email: Natalie Luna Rose,

If you would like to be a sponsor, vendor or partner for the 2023 conference, please email: Renaldo Fowler,