King County Disability Equity Network (KCDEN)
Office of Equity and Social Justice
KCDEN Monthly Business Meeting
Second Friday of every month
Noon – 1 p.m.
Participants can anticipate a formal agenda focused on issues which address and advance disability equity across King County government.
KCDEN Community Building Conversation
Fourth Friday of every month
Noon – 1 pm.
Participants can anticipate an informal conversation focused on the shared experience of disability.
The KCDEN was established in late 2021 by and for employees who self-identify as having a disability. Members work collectively to advance the following goals:
Create opportunities for peer-to-peer support and resource sharing
Ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities at work and in the community
Address ableism and removing barriers in the workplace
Address intersectionality with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized identities
Inform policy and other decisions that impact persons with disabilities in King County.
The purpose of the King County Disability Equity Network is to center and support those employees who self-identify as a person with a disability. Employees will not be asked to disclose any information about one’s disability.
Members engage in monthly virtual gatherings and stay connected through KCDEN’s private Teams site.
We welcome you to join us!
Get in Touch
Connect with current KCDEN Co-leads Lili Stansberry and Karla Lynch via email at
We look forward to hearing from you!
July is Disability Pride Month
All disabilities and their intersecting identities should be acknowledged, valued, and respected, and one way to do that is during Disability Pride Month.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices that benefit employers and employees.
King County Resources
- KCDEN Charter
- King County Disability Equity Action Plan
- King County Disability Services
- King County Reasonable Accommodations in Employment Policy
- King County Procedures for Reasonable Accommodations in Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
- King County Supported Employment Policy
- King County Family and Medical Leave (KCFML) Policy
- King County Transitional Duty for Employees with Temporary medical Restrictions Policy
- King County Alternative Work Schedules Policy
- King County Alternative Work Arrangements Guide
- King County ADA training