In this three-session course, participants will take a deep dive into the tenets of Disability Justice and explore applications within their unique school contexts. Participants will analyze current practices and design techniques to more fully engage Disability Justice in curriculum and instruction. This mini-course will meet for 1 hour 15 min, with time dedicated to practical applications within participants' every day work. Each session will focus on 3-4 of the guiding Disability Justice principles:  

  • Session 1: Intersectionality, Leadership of the Most Impacted, Cross-Movement Organizing, Collective Access
  • Session 2: Anti-Capitalist Politic, Sustainability, Recognizing Wholeness
  • Session 3: Interdependence, Cross-Disability Solidarity, Collective Liberation

Course Schedule

Participants will meet in three 75-minute online synchronous sessions. 

  • Session 1: March 9, 5:00 - 6:15pm
  • Session 2: March 16, 5:00 - 6:15pm
  • Session 3: March 23, 5:00 - 6:15pm

Course Details

  • Colorful artwork by Kate DeCiccio depicting disability rights activist Anita Cameron.Participants will meet in three online synchronous sessions (March 9, 16 and 23 from 5:00 - 6:15pm). The Zoom link will be emailed to participants prior to the start of the course.
  • The course fee includes 4.5 clock hours for Washington state educators (3.75 hours of total meeting time and 45 minutes of asynchronous work).
  • Registration is limited to 15 participants. Please join our waitlist if the course becomes full. We will contact you in the event that a seat becomes available or an additional date/time of the course is created.  For questions, please contact
  • We strive to make our learning experiences accessible to all. Please contact us at about your accessibility needs for this course.


  • In an effort to make this opportunity available to all, there are four registration fees to select from:
    • Community organizers, informal educators, and other members of the community may select the discounted rate of $30.
    • Educators paying for their own registration out-of-pocket may select the discounted rate of $45. 
    • Educators paying for their registration using school funds should select the $60 rate.
    • If you would like to support someone else to participate in this course, you can select the $75 rate to sponsor a registration scholarship.
    • Please contact us at if these fees present a financial burden for you.


Artwork by Kate DeCiccio, visit

Course Objectives

  • Engage in reflection and dialogue about the intersection of race and disability in the construction of “smartness” in schools
  • Locate ableism at an individual, cultural, and institutional level, as well as identify disability rights and justice movements (both historical and present) working to interrupt those systems
  • Utilize the tenets of Disability Justice to plan action steps towards anti-ableist practices in schools