A Conversation about Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice for and with People with IDD-MH

Online Only

Panelists: Maudeb Maybin and Micah Peace Urquilla  
Moderator: Beth Grosso                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Learning Objectives

  • Define justice, equity, inclusion, belonging, and intersectionality
  • Describe why an understanding of these concepts is critical to the promotion of wellbeing for people with IDD-MH
  • Identify at least three (3) strategies for actively addressing issues related to justice, equity, inclusion, belonging, and/or intersectionality

All live Q&A events are held via Zoom from 1:00-2:00 ET / 12:00-1:00 CT / 11:00-12:00 MT / 10:00-11:00 PT.


Maudeb Maybin is a woman with short brown hair.

Maudeb Maybin (she/her) is an activist hailing from Asheville, North Carolina. Identifying as a queer individual with disabilities, Maudeb passionately advocates for LGBTQ, disability, and women’s rights, as well as the rights of people of color. She played a pivotal role as a co-facilitator in the Truth & Reconciliation research process, fostering a strong connection with NCSS in the process.





Micah has short brown hair and is wearing glasses

Micah Peace Urquilla (they/them) holds a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies with concentrations in Organizational Leadership, Social Justice, and Psychology from Northern Kentucky University. Micah is a community organizer trained in the tradition of the Midwest Academy, nearing a decade of service in the disability community. They are a Research and Training Assistant and frequent presenter in the National Center for START Services. 





Beth Grosso is a woman with shoulder length brown and blonde hair and wearing glasses

Beth Grosso (she/her) holds a Master’s in Social Work and a Bachelors in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire. She is a macro social worker with over a decade of expertise in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health. She is the Director of Training & Professional Development and the College of Health & Human Services Equity & Diversity Fellow. 

How to subscribe: Many individuals can access the NOTS for free by partnering with their local START program. If you or your agency are interested in enrolling in the National Online Training Series (NOTS), please fill out this NOTS interest survey. A member of our training department will connect with you for next steps. 

Accommodation Requests: It is our goal to make the NOTS live Q&A accessible for all. CART services will be provided for every live Q&A and does not require an accommodation request. Should you have additional accommodation requests, please complete this form and we will make every reasonable effort to meet that request. Someone from NCSS will contact you about the status of your request. 

Disclaimer: Speakers and presenters participating in sessions are encouraged to express their findings, experiences, and conclusions on specific topics. They are selected for their areas of expertise and personal and professional knowledge. Therefore, points of view or opinions of our speakers and presenters do not officially represent the National Center for START ServicesTM, the Institute on Disability, or the University of New Hampshire.