AAPD Statement on Senators Gillibrand and Gardner Opioids Proposal

The American Association of People with Disabilities is concerned by a recent proposal from Senators Kristen Gillibrand and Cory Gardner to limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain to seven days.

Education, Privacy, Disability Rights, and Civil Rights Groups Release Principles For School Safety, Privacy, and Equity

Today, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and 39 other education, privacy, disability rights, and civil rights organizations released ten principles to protect all students’ safety, privacy, and right to an equal education.

Announcing the 2019 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Award Recipients

AAPD is proud to recognize Sarah Blahovec and Dustin Gibson as the recipients of the 2019 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Awards.

Announcing the 2019 Disability Rights Storytellers Fellows

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Rooted in Rights are proud to announce our two 2019 Disability Rights Storytellers Fellows: Blessitt Shawn Bryant and Daisy Wislar.

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Announces Retirement of AAPD President and CEO, Helena Berger

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) announced today that the organization’s President and CEO, Helena Berger, will retire as leader, effective August 2, 2019.

The American Association of People with Disabilities Opposes the “Public Charge” Rule

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) joins over 1,500 disability, immigrant, and civil rights organizations in strongly opposing the “Public Charge” rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security. The proposed rule is blatantly discriminatory and would cause great harm to people with disabilities and their families. It would exclude individuals from this country just because they have a disability.

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