AAPD Statement on the Passing of Lois Curtis, Lead Plaintiff of Landmark Olmstead Decision

For Immediate Release: 11/6/2022 Contact: Communications@aapd.com The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) mourns the loss of Lois Curtis, a civil rights icon and a champion for justice. Lois was the lead plaintiff in the 1999 U.S. Supreme Court landmark decision, Olmstead v. L.C., a decision that changed the lives of millions of Americans and spurred major shifts in our health care, behavioral health, employment, and education systems. Lois Curtis was a powerful advocate with intellectual disabilities, and due in part to her advocacy, people with disabilities have enforceable legal rights to the supports they need to live, work, and learn in their communities. 

AAPD’s REV UP Voting Campaign Builds the Power of the Disability Vote in 2022

For Immediate Release : 11/4/2022

Contact: Lilian Aluri, laluri@aapd.com 

WASHINGTON, DC – There are more than 38 million people with disabilities eligible to vote in the 2022 midterm elections. Disabled voters play a key role each election, making up about

AAPD and NBCUniversal Announce 2022 Recipients of the Tony Coelho Media Scholarship 

For Immediate Release : 9/13/2022

Contact: Jess Davidson, jdavidson@aapd.com 

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to announce the eight recipients of the 2022 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship. With generous support from NBCUniversal,

Ford Foundation Grants $1M to AAPD to Support Disabled Higher Ed Students and Employees in COVID-19 Landscape

For Immediate Release – September 7, 2022

Contact: Jess Davidson, jdavidson@aapd.com

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to announce that AAPD has received a new $1,000,000 grant from the Ford Foundation U.S.

AAPD Publishes 2022 Progress Report on Automobile Accessibility Scorecard Results

Report shows significant internal accessibility progress at auto manufacturers over the past year.

AAPD Statement on the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

For Immediate Release: 6/24/22

Contact: Jess Davidson, jdavidson@aapd.com

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United States Supreme Court announced its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This decision has overturned the court’s rulings in Roe v. Wade and Planned

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