National Disability Inclusion Leadership Development Institute

Monday, December 10, 2012- Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Location: Arlington, VA


The 2012 National Disability Leadership Institute convenes leaders from national service programs, State Service Commissions, State Education Agencies, state and national nonprofit organizations, federal agencies and disability organizations whose missions include the meaningful inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

This year, the National Disability Inclusion Leadership Development Institute will provide a mix of cutting edge inclusion topics including:

  • Disability Inclusion Train-the-Trainer: A two-day, highly interactive training from the basics to the more complex aspects of inclusion. Participants will gain the skills necessary to provide in-depth training on a variety of inclusion topics, the tools and resources to create inclusive policies and procedures, and the skills required to design effective outreach and recruitment plans. If you select this option, you will need to attend both days. The first day is about learning the information, the second day is about the application of what you've learned.
  • Veterans and Wounded Warrior Advanced Institute Training: Learning from multifaceted viewpoints, including the national service network, military personnel, Operation Able Vets and alumni, we will explore how to establish national service as a desired transition option for returning military members.
  • Service as a Path to Employment Advanced Institute Track: Together we will explore how service participants contribute to the community, gain valuable skills, explore career paths, and develop social networks that can lead to competitive employment. This track will identify effective practices in working with vocational rehabilitation and developmental disability agencies in recruiting and supporting individuals in service. This session will include information about Department of Labor services available through a network of American Job Centers.

Hotel Information

The National Disability Leadership Institute will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. This fully accessible hotel is located adjacent to Washington National Airport, minutes from Alexandria, downtown Washington, D.C. and Georgetown, convenient to Metro rapid transit, nearby shopping, restaurants and health clubs. The hotel offers an accessible shuttle service. The hotel is also directly accessible to I-395 and major thoroughfares, for those of you that are local.


Early-Bird Registration Rates Available.

Register now here.

Disability Inclusion Train-the-Trainer (December 10th and 11th)

  • $100 early bird rate, if registered by October 26th
  • $125 regular rate, if registering October 27 and later

Veterans Track (December 10th) and/or Employment Track (December 11th)

Early bird registration for each or both track(s) by October 26

  • $75, each track, if attending 1 day
  • $125, both tracks, if attending 2 days

Regular registration for each or both track(s) October 27 and later

  • $100, each track, if attending 1 day
  • $150, both tracks, if attending 2 days

Please be advised that space for all tracks is limited. Once we reach capacity for a track, and in order to ensure programmatic access for all, we will not be able to accept additional registrations. Please register as soon as you are able.





The National Service Inclusion Project is a cooperative agreement (08TAHMA001) between the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston in collaboration with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, the Association on Higher Education and Disability, CTAT Denver Options and Virtual Ability.