Gabriel is the only person to cross the U.S. using only his manual wheelchair.
Breaking Down Barriers Against Those with a Disability
Damon Brooks Associates is a speakers bureau that exclusively represents those with a disability. Our goal is to provide speakers, performers, and trainers to assist in the process of breaking down barriers against those with a disability.
Damon Brooks Associates has a 27-year history of being recognized as the only speaker and performing arts bureau that represents those with a disability. In 1985 DBA founder and owner Marc Goldman began his successful career of matching Hollywood and sports celebrities
Select your type of presenter For more information on each speaker, click on their name. Keynote Speakers Performers Keynote Speakers Patch Adams Portrayed by Robin Williams in the movie “Patch Adams”, Patch continues to travel the world speaking to audiences
“Embracing Inclusion: People With Disabilities Enriching the Workforce” is a collection of photographs and profiles of people with a disability as they see themselves in the workplace. It is still commonly known that the unemployment rate of those with a
Many questions arise when considering a speaker for any type of special event. Even seasoned buyers, of any product, has questions about the company with which they are working. Damon Brooks Associates is entering it’s thirtieth year of business. Many are
Prior to our commit to represent those with a disability, Damon Brooks Associates was a model for coordinating celebrity involvement with non-profit special events. Our walls remain a showcase for working with some of Hollywood’s biggest names and their efforts...Read more
What our clients have to say
I have worked in the entertainment industry for twenty-five years and Marc has been one of the most professional, attentive and honest people I have ever met in this industry.
WSU has come to rely on DBA to secure the guest performer for our annual Disability Awareness program. They have never let us down. The programs just keep getting better.
Our Look To The Future
With clients from the White House to small, local non-profits, much still remains to be done. DBA has built the foundation of a noteworthy service created to break down barriers. As our structure changes, we are committed to maintaining our fundamental goals that have brought us to where we are today. We continue to appreciate the confidence that you have shared and together we will make a difference in leveling the playing field for all.
Damon Brooks Associates is recognized as both a Disability Owned Business Enterprise by the United States Business Leadership Network and a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
Owner of Damon Brooks since it’s inception in 1987. He holds a Masters Degree in Education. He has been an association executive, a higher education administrator, as well as a small business owner for the past 35 years. He was
Christopher Cleary is the new Chief Operating Officer for Damon Brooks. Under the mentorship of Marc Goldman, Christopher will continue to maintain, honor, and uphold the same guiding principles which have become synonymous with Damon Brooks Associates.
View some of our top brands and happy clients. We have over 250 Colleges and Universities, and over 300 local state and government agencies.
News From Damon Brooks
Damon Brooks Associates (DBA) is the only nationally recognized speakers bureau that exclusively represents professional speakers, entertainers, and trainers with a disability. DBA also holds the distinction of being one of the few small businesses that holds dual Certified Diversity Enterprise status from the USBLN and the NGLCC.
February is Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month (JDAIM) In May 2008 the Jewish Special Education International Consortium held its annual Colloquium in Minneapolis, MN. Two members, Lenore Layman, of the Partnership of Jewish Life and Living in Washington, DC, and Shelly Christensen, of the
Prepare yourself for “Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction.” Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, is a writer and activist who describes herself as partially deaf and blind. Growing tired of never seeing anyone like herself in any type of fiction, she want to be