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Join AAPD as a convener, connector, and catalyst for change – your support helps increase the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

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    AAPD will advocate for policies that allow people with disabilities to fully participate in the political process, including ensuring the accessibility of polling locations and through promoting the availability of accessible voting technology.

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    Since 2002, the AAPD Summer Internship Program has developed the next generation of leaders with disabilities and offered host employers access to a talented, diverse workforce.

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    Employment opportunity means economic self-sufficiency and independence. AAPD is committed to improving employment outcomes for the many people with disabilities who are not working but are ready, willing and able to work.

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    These annual awards recognize outstanding emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community.

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    The Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC) mobilizes the religious community to take action on disability policy with Congress, the President and Administration, and society at large. IDAC is a diverse, nonpartisan coalition of religious and religiously affiliated organizations whose core spiritual values affirm the rights and dignity of people with disabilities.
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    AAPD and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) have partnered to establish a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices for disability employment inclusion and accessibility.

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    The Innovation Institute – Powered by Disability Inclusion is a comprehensive leadership and management program for government, non-profit, and for-profit organizations.

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    Stay up-to-date on upcoming events at AAPD and in the community.

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