Frequently Asked Questions
1. Am I qualified?
You are qualified if you:
- have a disability
- are at least 18 years old AND
- want to create change in your community
YOU are qualified!
2. Do I have the right kind of disability?
The Disability Leadership Academy is for people with ALL kinds of disabilities. Disabilities can be physical (like moving hearing or seeing), mental health, intellectual learning, and more. If you aren't sure if your disability "counts," call us!
3. Do I have the right experience?
NO experience needed! The Leadership Academy is about learning. If you want to learn about being more involved in your community, please consider applying!
4. Will I get accepted?
We have a limited number of spots, so unfortunately we cannot accept everyone who applies. Everyone may apply and we hope you do!
5. How do I apply?
Please complete a Disability Leadership Academy application (application file to be posted shortly) by accessing the links in the left hand column. Return the completed application to Joanne Johnson, disability program coordinator, at her email firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing it to her at:
Disability Program - Leadership Academy
Attn: Joanne Johnson
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110
Portland, Oregon 97204
Joanne may also be reached by phone at 503-823-9970.
Please note: If you have already applied for the Disability Leadership Academy, you do NOT need to reapply. We do ask that previous applicants review the Academy session dates and let us know if you can no longer participate. If you would like to share updated information, you may do so by using the contact information above.