Passage of the American Rescue Plan Marks Victory for Disability Community

One year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, Congress has passed and the President has signed into law a critical pandemic relief package with funding that will specifically benefit people with disabilities and help our communities survive.

AAPD and New America Publish Storybook on Disability in the Age of Covid-19

AAPD and New America conducted interviews with disability advocates, captured their experiences during Covid-19, and published a storybook. 

Announcing the 2021 Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Award Recipients

AAPD is proud to recognize Elijah Armstrong and Noor Pervez as the recipients of the 2021 Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Awards.

Congress Leaves Disabled People Behind in COVID-19 Relief Bill

After months of delays and months of coordinated advocacy from the disability community, last night Congress passed another coronavirus relief bill which does not address critical needs of disabled people, our families, and our service providers. Our community is hurting. Our community is dying.

AAPD Participates in New Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Inclusive Employment Policy

The American Association of People with Disabilities is proud to be a part of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on “Disability Inclusive Employment Policy” (DIEP), a newly-launched center that will advance inclusive disability employment through research. The research conducted by the RRTC DIEP will help to shape inclusive employment policies and programs in the future and help bring about the full participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.

Disability Groups Closely Watching Supreme Court Case Challenging the Affordable Care Act

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and national disability groups are closely following the Supreme Court’s consideration of the challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought by Texas and 19 other states and supported by the Trump Administration.

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