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.

The REV UP Campaign Opposes Poll Closures

The REV UP Campaign of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) opposes closing polling places because they are not “ADA accessible.” The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been the law of this nation since 1990. By now, every polling place should be accessible to all voters with disabilities and have poll workers trained to facilitate use of the accessible voting machines.

Announcing the Recipients of the 2018 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to offer the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship thanks to the generous support of NBCUniversal.

The American Association of People with Disabilities Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) opposes the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court based on his previous rulings as a DC Circuit Court Judge that have devalued the lives and liberty of people with disabilities. Judge Kavanaugh’s rulings and statements on health care, self-determination, employment, and education threaten the rights of all Americans with disabilities.

The American Association of People with Disabilities Celebrates landmark legislation Organization hosts Capitol Hill event with Ted Kennedy, Jr. to honor 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) will gather in the Gold Room of the Rayburn House Office Building on July 19th to recognize the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The event will reflect on the accomplishments of our community and look towards a future where the goals of the ADA are fully realized. The 2018 ADA Celebration will bring together the disability community with business and government leadership.

126 Major Businesses Rated “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”

Results from the annual Disability Equality Index reveal 126 companies truly prioritizing the inclusion of people with disabilities and honored as the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”. Participants – Fortune 1000 corporations and Am Law 100 – are leaders across twenty-five unique business sectors with a significant global presence of over 7.8 million employees.

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