Vicki Niswander

DJ at WEFT Radio 90.1 FM in Champaign, IL

Vicki Niswander is a longtime advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the parent of Annie, an adult with Down Syndrome. The program, Disability Beat, is a reflection of that advocacy, with a focus on social justice, community inclusion, freedom and choice for people who have been marginalized by their disabilities. Professionally, Vicki is the director of the Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives (, a nonprofit that focuses on empowering quality lives for people with disabilities.