AAPD Statement Condemning the Violence and White Supremacy of the “Unite the Right” Rally

The American Association of People with Disabilities strongly condemns the violence and white supremacy of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend.

Ted Kennedy, Jr. Elected New Board Chair of American Association of People with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) announced today that Ted Kennedy, Jr., a disability rights lawyer and longstanding advocate for inclusion and justice for people with disabilities, has been elected Chair of the Board.

AAPD Announces the Summer Internship Program Class of 2017

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to announce the Summer Internship Program Class of 2017.

AAPD Statement regarding House Passage of the American Health Care Act

Yesterday the House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is extremely disappointed in the Representatives who cast an ‘aye’ vote for blatantly ignoring the realities of this bill. The AHCA will hurt people with disabilities through higher health care costs, less coverage, and a greater risk of institutionalization.

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Recognizes Funders for its 2017 Summer Internship Program

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to recognize the following funders who have joined forces to support our 2017 Summer Internship Program: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, AT&T, Arconic Foundation, Google, and Aid Association for the Blind of the District of Columbia.

AAPD Joins Disability and Civil Rights Organizations in Opposing the Nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) joins with other disability and civil rights organizations in opposing the nomination of Ms. Elizabeth “Betsy” DeVos for Secretary of Education.

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