American Association of People with Disabilities

American Association of People with Disabilities The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) promotes equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities.
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Over 60 million Americans with disabilities and our supporters have the power to achieve full civil rights for all. We are powered by our vision of a community whose voice is heard through the halls of government, in our culture, and in our communities.

Over 60 million Americans with disabilities and our supporters have the power to achieve full civil rights for all. We are powered by our vision of a community whose voice is heard through the halls of government, in our culture, and in our communities.

Last chance to sign up for the @GettingHired Online Career Fair on May 5th from 12-3PM ET. All industries and experience...
05/04/2021
Getting Hired May 2021 Online Career Expo

Last chance to sign up for the @GettingHired Online Career Fair on May 5th from 12-3PM ET. All industries and experience levels are welcome! Register here: : https://bit.ly/3efEBjN

Having a disability doesn't keep you from having a great job. Connect with inclusive nationwide employers on May 5, 2021 from 12:00-3:00 PM ET.

Check out this piece that AAPD's own Lilian Aluri and Rachita Singh wrote regarding the #DisabilityVote, the issues that...
05/04/2021
The Power of the Disability Vote Should Not Be Ignored - Future of Personal Health

Check out this piece that AAPD's own Lilian Aluri and Rachita Singh wrote regarding the #DisabilityVote, the issues that matter to the disability community and why political leaders need to pay more attention and address these issues. #REVUP #CripTheVote https://www.futureofpersonalhealth.com/disability-empowerment/the-power-of-the-disability-vote-should-not-be-ignored/

One in four adults in America have a disability. It is past time that candidates recognize and tap into the power of the disability vote.

No better way to end #AutismAcceptance Month than supporting @autisticselfadvocacy's  Noor & his goal of connecting Musl...
04/30/2021

No better way to end #AutismAcceptance Month than supporting @autisticselfadvocacy's Noor & his goal of connecting Muslims w/disabilities with their faith. Learn about @ttnobi's project & how to get involved through his Instagram takeover TOMORROW on our account: aapdofficial! Visit his bio to read up on the Easy Read Quran.

No better way to end #AutismAcceptance Month than supporting @autisticselfadvocacy's Noor & his goal of connecting Muslims w/disabilities with their faith. Learn about @ttnobi's project & how to get involved through his Instagram takeover TOMORROW on our account: aapdofficial! Visit his bio to read up on the Easy Read Quran.

Thank you everyone for making the #AAPDGala such a success! Whether it was the leadership of Maria Town & our board, the...
04/30/2021

Thank you everyone for making the #AAPDGala such a success! Whether it was the leadership of Maria Town & our board, the hard work of the AAPD staff, our guests’ amazing videos, or the heartfelt responses of all the attendees - you all made this gala one of the most memorable!

Thank you everyone for making the #AAPDGala such a success! Whether it was the leadership of Maria Town & our board, the hard work of the AAPD staff, our guests’ amazing videos, or the heartfelt responses of all the attendees - you all made this gala one of the most memorable!

AAPD would like to give special thanks to our Platinum Level sponsors: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) and...
04/28/2021

AAPD would like to give special thanks to our Platinum Level sponsors: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) and the National Structured Settlements Trade Association! Thank you for all that you do and for your support!

AAPD would like to give special thanks to our Platinum Level sponsors: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) and the National Structured Settlements Trade Association! Thank you for all that you do and for your support!

Here's a full list of all the guests that will be a part of our gala TONIGHT, like Majority Whip James Clyburn, National...
04/28/2021

Here's a full list of all the guests that will be a part of our gala TONIGHT, like Majority Whip James Clyburn, National Council on Disability's Chairman Andres Gallegos, AT&T CEO John Stankey & more! Visit https://www.aapd.com/programs/events/leadership-awards/ to learn more & register for free! Come celebrate the disability community!

Here's a full list of all the guests that will be a part of our gala TONIGHT, like Majority Whip James Clyburn, National Council on Disability's Chairman Andres Gallegos, AT&T CEO John Stankey & more! Visit https://www.aapd.com/programs/events/leadership-awards/ to learn more & register for free! Come celebrate the disability community!

T-24 HOURS!! We are so excited for AAPD Leadership Awards Gala and hope you are as well! You can still register and watc...
04/27/2021

T-24 HOURS!! We are so excited for AAPD Leadership Awards Gala and hope you are as well! You can still register and watch the amazing speakers we've been highlighting over the past couple of weeks address the disability community. https://aapd.com/programs/events/leadership-awards/
We also want to thank our amazing sponsors! We appreciate all your work and support!

We want to once again introduce our Paul G. Hearne Awardees who will be celebrated at our AAPD Leadership Awards Gala TO...
04/27/2021

We want to once again introduce our Paul G. Hearne Awardees who will be celebrated at our AAPD Leadership Awards Gala TOMORROW NIGHT!! Register for our event and hear from them about how they will be using their funding to engage in disability advocacy. https://www.aapd.com/programs/events/leadership-awards/

AAPD will honor the @nytimes for Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths went unreported...
04/23/2021

AAPD will honor the @nytimes for Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths went unreported. The series features the stories of instrumental disabled advocates. The AAPD Ally Award will be accepted by @NYTAmy & @petercatapano. Learn more and register for free: https://buff.ly/3uR0iME #2021AAPDGala

At the AAPD Leadership Awards Gala, we will honor AT&T with the Corporate Leadership Award. AT&T has played an instrumen...
04/22/2021

At the AAPD Leadership Awards Gala, we will honor AT&T with the Corporate Leadership Award. AT&T has played an instrumental role in the growth & development of programs like our Summer Internship Program. The award will be accepted by CEO John Stankey. Learn more and register for free: https://buff.ly/3uR0iME. #2021AAPDGala

At the AAPD Leadership Awards Gala, we will honor AT&T with the Corporate Leadership Award. AT&T has played an instrumental role in the growth & development of programs like our Summer Internship Program. The award will be accepted by CEO John Stankey. Learn more and register for free: https://buff.ly/3uR0iME. #2021AAPDGala

AAPD is happy to announce another Capitol Champion Awardee, Congressman Don Young! Through his tenure in office & as Co-...
04/21/2021

AAPD is happy to announce another Capitol Champion Awardee, Congressman Don Young! Through his tenure in office & as Co-Chair of the House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, Congressman Young has fought for protecting the rights of Americans w/disabilities & against the weakening of the ADA. Learn more and register for free: https://buff.ly/3uR0iME #2021AAPDGala

AAPD is happy to announce another Capitol Champion Awardee, Congressman Don Young! Through his tenure in office & as Co-Chair of the House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, Congressman Young has fought for protecting the rights of Americans w/disabilities & against the weakening of the ADA. Learn more and register for free: https://buff.ly/3uR0iME #2021AAPDGala

Join REV UP Georgia at Tuesdays with Tootle, featuring a screening of Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and ...
04/20/2021

Join REV UP Georgia at Tuesdays with Tootle, featuring a screening of Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and L'Arche Atlanta's "6,000 Waiting...A Film about Disability Advocacy". The film tells the powerful stories of three Georgians with developmental disabilities. Register here: https://sign1news.com/6000-waiting-rsvp/

6000 Waiting...A Film about Disability Advocacy

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
6:30 PM EDT

Join us for a screening and discussion on GCDD's film, 6,000 Waiting.

Stancil Tootle - Tuesdays with Tootle, will lead a discussion with the stars of the film who share their powerful stories of three Georgians with developmental disabilities whose lives are significantly impacted by the staggering lack and complexity of state Medicaid waiver funding.

Registration: SignlNews.com/6000Waiting

https://www.facebook.com/events/361118765310453

AAPD is honored to present Ayanna Pressley with the Capitol Champion Award. Congresswoman Pressley has introduced many p...
04/20/2021

AAPD is honored to present Ayanna Pressley with the Capitol Champion Award. Congresswoman Pressley has introduced many pieces of legislation, like the Mental Health Justice Act, aimed at protecting the multiply marginalized in the disability community. Learn more and register for free: https://buff.ly/3uR0iME #2021AAPDGala

AAPD is honored to present Ayanna Pressley with the Capitol Champion Award. Congresswoman Pressley has introduced many pieces of legislation, like the Mental Health Justice Act, aimed at protecting the multiply marginalized in the disability community. Learn more and register for free: https://buff.ly/3uR0iME #2021AAPDGala

We are hosting a REV UP webinar on 4/22 at 1-2:30pm on protecting the right to vote at the state and federal level with ...
04/19/2021

We are hosting a REV UP webinar on 4/22 at 1-2:30pm on protecting the right to vote at the state and federal level with panelists from @NDRNadvocates, @CivilRightsOrg, @FairFightAction, @VotingRightsLab! ASL and captioning will be provided. Register at https://buff.ly/2Q6MQFH

We are hosting a REV UP webinar on 4/22 at 1-2:30pm on protecting the right to vote at the state and federal level with panelists from @NDRNadvocates, @CivilRightsOrg, @FairFightAction, @VotingRightsLab! ASL and captioning will be provided. Register at https://buff.ly/2Q6MQFH

@RealJanePauley, one of the most respected figures in American broadcast journalism & Host of @CBSSunday, will be at the...
04/19/2021

@RealJanePauley, one of the most respected figures in American broadcast journalism & Host of @CBSSunday, will be at the Leadership Gala Awards to receive the AAPD Image Award. She has used her platform to advocate for mental health awareness. Learn more and register for free here: https://buff.ly/3uR0iME #2021AAPDGala

@RealJanePauley, one of the most respected figures in American broadcast journalism & Host of @CBSSunday, will be at the Leadership Gala Awards to receive the AAPD Image Award. She has used her platform to advocate for mental health awareness. Learn more and register for free here: https://buff.ly/3uR0iME #2021AAPDGala

@NYSComptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli will be awarded the AAPD Catalyst Award for his efforts to drive forward disability r...
04/16/2021

@NYSComptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli will be awarded the AAPD Catalyst Award for his efforts to drive forward disability rights & inclusion through corporate social responsibility & environmental, social & corporate governance (ESG) investing. Learn more and register for free here: https://buff.ly/3uR0iME #2021AAPDGala

@NYSComptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli will be awarded the AAPD Catalyst Award for his efforts to drive forward disability rights & inclusion through corporate social responsibility & environmental, social & corporate governance (ESG) investing. Learn more and register for free here: https://buff.ly/3uR0iME #2021AAPDGala

AAPD is excited to announce that Taraji P. Henson will be making an appearance at our Leadership Awards Gala! She will b...
04/15/2021

AAPD is excited to announce that Taraji P. Henson will be making an appearance at our Leadership Awards Gala! She will be presenting the Democracy Award to Stacey Abrams. Taraji is an Academy Award nominated & Golden Globe winning actor, producer & activist. https://buff.ly/3uR0iME #2021AAPDGala

AAPD is excited to announce that Taraji P. Henson will be making an appearance at our Leadership Awards Gala! She will be presenting the Democracy Award to Stacey Abrams. Taraji is an Academy Award nominated & Golden Globe winning actor, producer & activist. https://buff.ly/3uR0iME #2021AAPDGala

Read this TIME article regarding the impact of Senate Bill 202 in GA on the disability community, especially Black disab...
04/14/2021
'It's Mean-Spirited.' A Blind Disability Advocate on How Georgia's New Election Law Could Make Voting Even Harder

Read this TIME article regarding the impact of Senate Bill 202 in GA on the disability community, especially Black disabled voters, featuring Maria Town and Gaylon Tootle, a part of our REV UP network through Rev Up Georgia. https://time.com/5953063/disability-advocate-georgia-new-election-law/ #CripTheVote #DisabilityVote

Gaylon Tootle, a Black and blind disability advocate in Augusta, explains how Georgia's new law could especially impact disabled voters.

We are TWO weeks away from AAPD's Leadership Awards Gala! During the gala Stacey Abrams will be honored with the inaugur...
04/14/2021

We are TWO weeks away from AAPD's Leadership Awards Gala! During the gala Stacey Abrams will be honored with the inaugural AAPD Democracy Award for her work to enfranchise all voters, including the disability community of over 60 mil strong. Learn more and register for free here: https://www.aapd.com/programs/events/leadership-awards/ #2021AAPDGala

We are TWO weeks away from AAPD's Leadership Awards Gala! During the gala Stacey Abrams will be honored with the inaugural AAPD Democracy Award for her work to enfranchise all voters, including the disability community of over 60 mil strong. Learn more and register for free here: https://www.aapd.com/programs/events/leadership-awards/ #2021AAPDGala

04/13/2021

AAPD joined multiple organizations in creating a resource to inform vaccination sites on how to make sure they are complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and providing reasonable accommodations for all. Learn more here: https://buff.ly/3mH2zHk.

Our REV UP campaign is hosting another webinar: Protecting the Right to Vote. Join us on April 22 from 1-2:30pm ET and h...
04/12/2021

Our REV UP campaign is hosting another webinar: Protecting the Right to Vote. Join us on April 22 from 1-2:30pm ET and hear about various voting rights legislation around the country, how they impact the disability community, and how you can help. Learn more on website: https://buff.ly/3g4br8x

Our REV UP campaign is hosting another webinar: Protecting the Right to Vote. Join us on April 22 from 1-2:30pm ET and hear about various voting rights legislation around the country, how they impact the disability community, and how you can help. Learn more on website: https://buff.ly/3g4br8x

AAPD is honored to announce that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will be joining the 2021 Virtual Leadership Awards Gala ...
04/12/2021

AAPD is honored to announce that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will be joining the 2021 Virtual Leadership Awards Gala with a pre-recorded message on April 28, 2021. Register at https://buff.ly/3g8NxbZ! #2021AAPDGala

AAPD is honored to announce that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will be joining the 2021 Virtual Leadership Awards Gala with a pre-recorded message on April 28, 2021. Register at https://buff.ly/3g8NxbZ! #2021AAPDGala

AAPD would like to announce our emcee for the our Leadership Awards Gala: Jonathan Capehart! Jonathan Capehart is a Puli...
04/09/2021

AAPD would like to announce our emcee for the our Leadership Awards Gala: Jonathan Capehart! Jonathan Capehart is a Pulitzer Prize-winning member of Washington Post editorial board, a regular commentator on PBS NewsHour, & the host of The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart on MSNBC. We're excited to have him!

AAPD would like to announce our emcee for the our Leadership Awards Gala: Jonathan Capehart! Jonathan Capehart is a Pulitzer Prize-winning member of Washington Post editorial board, a regular commentator on PBS NewsHour, & the host of The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart on MSNBC. We're excited to have him!

Reminder! There are FIVE DAYS left until the application for AAPD Deputy Director closes! You must apply by April 12, 5p...
04/07/2021

Reminder! There are FIVE DAYS left until the application for AAPD Deputy Director closes! You must apply by April 12, 5pm ET. Learn more about the position and apply now: https://buff.ly/38HYm01

Reminder! There are FIVE DAYS left until the application for AAPD Deputy Director closes! You must apply by April 12, 5pm ET. Learn more about the position and apply now: https://buff.ly/38HYm01

Thanks to a generous contribution from NBCUniversal, AAPD is proud to offer eight (8) NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Sch...
04/07/2021

Thanks to a generous contribution from NBCUniversal, AAPD is proud to offer eight (8) NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarships for the Fall semester of 2021. Deadline to apply is Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5pm ET. Visit our website to learn more and apply: https://buff.ly/2q3cQRf

Thanks to a generous contribution from NBCUniversal, AAPD is proud to offer eight (8) NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarships for the Fall semester of 2021. Deadline to apply is Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5pm ET. Visit our website to learn more and apply: https://buff.ly/2q3cQRf

Today marks the start of #AutismAcceptanceMonth! People with autism are more likely than most to be targets of bullying,...
04/01/2021

Today marks the start of #AutismAcceptanceMonth! People with autism are more likely than most to be targets of bullying, hate crimes, unemployment, and other systemic issues. We need to center and uplift the voices of the autistic community and emphasize their acceptance.

Today marks the start of #AutismAcceptanceMonth! People with autism are more likely than most to be targets of bullying, hate crimes, unemployment, and other systemic issues. We need to center and uplift the voices of the autistic community and emphasize their acceptance.

As an end to #WomenHistoryMonth we want to shine a light on the rest of the amazing women that are part of AAPD's team. ...
04/01/2021

As an end to #WomenHistoryMonth we want to shine a light on the rest of the amazing women that are part of AAPD's team. Thank you all for your hard work! AAPD is proud to have a staff filled with strong women & hopes to continue uplifting females everywhere. #WomenSupportingWomen

We have one more new position open at AAPD! We are looking for a Deputy Director to join our team. The Deputy Director w...
03/31/2021

We have one more new position open at AAPD! We are looking for a Deputy Director to join our team. The Deputy Director will partner closely with the President and CEO to chart AAPD’s future growth and strategic responses to a dynamic and ever-growing disability community. Visit https://buff.ly/3dlJPc0 to learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications and apply here https://buff.ly/3rC8NZL by April 12 at 5pm ET.

We have one more new position open at AAPD! We are looking for a Deputy Director to join our team. The Deputy Director will partner closely with the President and CEO to chart AAPD’s future growth and strategic responses to a dynamic and ever-growing disability community. Visit https://buff.ly/3dlJPc0 to learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications and apply here https://buff.ly/3rC8NZL by April 12 at 5pm ET.

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A Disabled Person must be appointed to a Biden Cabinet position if equal representation is to be achieved to make the Cabinet look like society. Disabled People are approximately 15% of the population. The Disability Community says "Nothing about us without us". When top level decisions are being made by the Cabinet for our nation, a Disabled Person must me at the table too.
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Training to be a Better Communication Partner From Dr Jane Remington-Gurney, Options Online: Research based, online and self-paced courses now available complete with audio-visual slide presentation, a referenced document, and activities. Designed to meet a variety of learning needs and styles. Click on link to see testimonials and more… https://drjaneremingtongurney.podia.com Course 1. Setting the Scene. An essential short course for anyone new to disability or not familiar with the disability scene, to communication as a human right, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Course 1 provides a springboard to the courses that follow. Delivery time: 1.5 hrs. Course 2. Unaided Communication With a focus on Key Word Gesture and communication with only your body, no devices, or switches, this course comes with two take away resources for communication partners to customise and use throughout their career as essential parts of a person’s AAC system. Duration: 2.5 hrs Course 3. Aided Communication This covers many of the fundamental things associated with aided communication, the ways we communicate with more than just our body...with devices, displays, switches and all sorts of ‘add-ons’. The course covers things to consider whilst still meeting the four basic AAC criteria for consumers. Duration: 4 hrs Webinar and online support options available [email protected].
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