Thanks to generous donations from our SCBWI members, faculty, staff, and board members from around the globe, we have been able to create the SCBWI Disability Fund for you! Funds may be used for anything that makes it easier for our disabled members to create children’s literature, including, but not limited to: accessibility needs, funds for an aid, SCBWI memberships, and registration to SCBWI events. Please share this link liberally as this is for members and nonmembers alike (for nonmembers funds may be used towards a membership and conference registration). Your application will remain anonymous unless you choose to share.
Due to the volume of applications we have received, we are currently pausing from accepting new ones. Please continue to check back here for updates.
Borrowed from the We Need Diverse Books clarification of disability, “we subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization.”
We invite you to peruse and suggest additions to our disability resources page.