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Leadership Summit for Families of Color


Please join us for our Leadership Summit for Families of Color. Parenting a child with a disability has often been viewed as race-neutral, yet the statistics show that Black and Brown students have more negative outcomes than their White peers. This Free event will be a day of honest conversation and education designed to support families of color to identify: 

  • Ways to use their voices for change
  • Organizations committed to educational and healthcare equity
  • Personal leadership opportunities
  • Opportunities to connect with other families of color

 We look forward to meeting in person to engage, collaborate, and discuss ways to share your voices on issues impacting your families around the intersection of race and parenting a child with a disability.


When: Saturday, May 18, 2024

Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm  (Check in begins at 8:30 am)

Where: UNC Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

Who: Parent/caregivers of color parenting a child with child with a disability or special health care need, ages Birth-26 who want to make a change in the systems that impact their families around the intersection of race and parenting a child with a disability.



In order to be considered, applicants must be:

  • North Carolina resident
  • Parent/caregiver of a child or youth with a disability or special health care needs from age Birth to 26 who identifies as a person of color.
  • Available to attend the entire event, on May 18, 2024 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
  • Agree to participate in 1 virtual; 1-hour focus group, that will discuss how you have or plan to use the information from this event.


This event is only for parents/caregivers whose applications have been accepted. Children are not permitted at this event. Applications are due by Friday, April 19, 2024. Your application will be reviewed and considered. Only those selected will be sent a confirmation acceptance email and registration link. Lunch will be provided. Only attendees who received a confirmation email from ECAC that they were selected will receive a stipend check, at the close of the summit, for their participation. 

If you have questions please contact: Karyn Montague at [email protected] or Millie Ramos (Bilingual Parent Educator) at [email protected] 704-990-7276


The Summit is hosted by UNC Pembroke in partnership with the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center and the Learning for Equity: A Network for Solutions (LENS-NC) grant.

APPLICATION:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerYUS34TtBfFAyJwryLIXM-mYDsIO9EQC17WQQ1bAAxfy5jQ/viewform?pli=1

May 18 2024

Leadership Summit for Families of Color
Date Saturday, May 18, 2024 – 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001NCSCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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