LaVant Consulting, Inc is a disability-focused strategy and communications firm dedicated to shaping the way the world reaches, views and values people with disabilities.
LCI’s history begins much like other tales of entrepreneurship: our founder, Andraéa LaVant, saw a need and decided to address it. Having worked over a decade in disability advocacy and education in Washington, DC, she noticed a common thread across industries: companies don’t engage with disabled people not because they don’t want to, they don’t engage because they don’t know how to.
With that, she began working with a handful of clients to support their journeys toward stronger disability inclusion by providing communications support (curating social media content, writing blogs and newsletters, and leading content development) and strategy guidance.
Soon after LCI’s launch, Andraéa connected with dear friend and renowned disability justice activist, Stacey Park Milbern. Stacey and Andraéa decided to join forces to apply for and ultimately lead the social impact campaign for the Netflix award-winning documentary film, Crip Camp. As the film’s campaign grew in notoriety and the LCI team expanded, the two began building a long-term business plan to expand our work to organizations committed to leading the charge around disability justice-centered access and belonging.
Not long after these plans were beginning to be put in motion, in May 2020 Stacey passed away. However, her legacy lives on in our overall mission, vision, and values; in the familial culture of the LCI team; and in the authentic, impactful way we lead our work.