National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities

Call for Submissions

Collected Submissions for NDEAM 2021 Now Available

A graphic saying, “National Disability Employment Awareness Month - October 2021. Disability @ Work: We want to highlight the stories of workers with disabilities.” The words are written on a dark-blue background; the word “highlight” is highlighted.

Read the selected blog submissions on this year's theme, "America's Recovery: Powered by Inclusion."

Thank you to all who participated.



Ongoing Blog Submissions

  • Are you a parent with a disability? 
  • Would you like to share your story on our community blog?
  • We want to hear from you!


The National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities, a program of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University, is currently looking for parents with disabilities to contribute to a quarterly blog on the experiences and needs of parents with disabilities. Contributors will be paid $100 per accepted submission. We believe in placing parents with disabilities at the forefront, and one way to do that is invite them to share their own experiences. We are interested in bringing together a racially, culturally, and experientially diverse group of people to contribute.

Because our program receives federal funding, we’re not allowed to talk about politics. Avoid writing posts that directly support or oppose political candidates, ballot questions or propositions, or government officials. Other than that, though, we’re fairly open.

This time we're looking for essays about disabled parents' experiences sending their children back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Text entries should be about 1,000 words. Please submit your entries to Finn Gardiner via email.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.


Subject: "Blog Submission" 

The writer of the selected blog post will receive a $100 honorarium for their contribution.

We look forward to watching your submissions! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can submit a blog post?

Parents with disabilities who would like to share a story about their experiences as a parent.

What should I submit?

A video blog about one minute in length.  Your submission should be related to your personal experiences as a parent with a disability.  It should be something you are comfortable sharing publicly, as one of the submissions will be selected to be posted on our Community Blog.

How do I submit a blog post?

Email your submission to with the subject "Blog Submission."

All submissions will be reviewed and one will be selected to be posted on our Community Blog on the Center for Parents website. The writer of the chosen submission will receive a $100 stipend. 

When do I need to submit my writing?

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.