AAPD Urges Hearing and Vote for Supreme Court Nominee

Yesterday AAPD submitted letters to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Chair of the Judiciary Committee Senator Charles Grassley urging them to hold a hearing and vote for the Supreme Court nominee put forth by President Obama.

Kickoff of National Campaign: REV UP America – Make the DISABILITY VOTE Count

On Tuesday, February 23rd at TIRR Memorial Hermann (1333 Moursund St. Houston, Texas) the American Association of People with Disabilities(AAPD), along with Texas Disability Project, Disability Rights Texas, and other disability advocacy groups will launch the national REV UP America – Make the DISABILITY VOTE Count campaign.

Announcing the 2016 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award Recipients

Through the AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) recognizes outstanding emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community.

Removing the Rights of People with Disabilities will Not Lead to Reduced Gun Violence

The recent proposal announced by the Obama Administration to reduce gun violence contains certain provisions falsely assuming that people with psychiatric disabilities have a propensity for violence.

AAPD and Disability Rights Groups Request NEA Convene Disability Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Thank you for taking the time to meet with a number of disability organizations on Tuesday, December 1st regarding your comments at the Campaign for America’s Future Awards Gala in October. We appreciate your time and your apology, particularly the posting of your apology on “Lily’s Blackboard” featured on the NEA homepage.

AAPD and Disability Leaders Meet with NEA President

This morning, representatives from the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and the National Center for Learning Disabilities spoke with Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of the National Education Association, about comments made by her at the October 2015 Campaign for America’s Future Awards Gala referring to students with disabilities in a derogatory manner.

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