Welcome to LDCEP

We are the Leadership Development and Civic Engagement Program (LDCEP)

LDCEP is a peer-based program for New Yorkers with disabilities that provides online video and podcast trainings, live chats, action, and resources to variety of topics such as advocacy, leadership development, civic engagement, and life skills. Friends and guests are welcome!


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Upcoming Events

Jan 26 Sat
Training program for women and girls with disabilities in NYC to advance skills in preparation for civic engagement
Feb 11 Mon
Please join NYAIL for their annual Budget Advocacy Day! The 2019 Budget Advocacy Day is scheduled for Monday, February 11th....
Feb 17 Sun
Training program for women and girls with disabilities in NYC to advance skills in preparation for civic engagement

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Latest News

Nov 2 Fri
Self-advocate and SDMNY participant Ketrina Hazell presented on her experience with the SDMNY process as she closes in on signing her Supported Decision-Making Agreement. Ketrina’s session is specifically geared for students. New York City SDMNY Site Coordinator Joan Cornachio moderated the event.

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Featured Podcast

The LDCEP Topic Talk provides a monthly background about an important skill or issue followed by a peer discussion.

In this episode of the LDCEP Topic Talk, Bob Meek, Meghan Parker, Aaron Baier, and Cliff Perez discuss tactics for making the most out of meeting with an elected official.

Take Action

Take Action

NYAIL Action Alert 1/11/19 - Act Now to Ensure All Voting Reforms Are Accessible To People With Disabilities!

The legislature is planning to take up a package of voting reforms on Monday. NYAIL strongly supports making it easier to vote by enacting voting reforms like early voting and same day and automatic voter registration, but it is critical that accessibility is prioritized in all of these proposed policies! Urge the Senate and the Assembly to ensure full accessibility during early voting when they take up A.780/S.1102 on Monday!

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Profiles & Views

Margot Cole

Margot Cole

Member since 2018

Margot Cole is a peer member and an independent filmmaker from New York City. Margot writes, directs, and produces all of her films herself. She and her production group, Crip Video Productions, work toward increased understanding of people with disabilities through... Read More.


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