AAPD Condemns NEA President’s Statement on Students with Disabilities on 40th Anniversary of IDEA

During the Campaign for America’s Future Awards Gala in October 2015 the President of the National Education Association (NEA), Lily Eskelsen Garcia, made the following statement:

AAPD Statement on Airline Accessibility

Earlier this week, disability advocate and former AAPD Summer Intern, D’Arcee Neal, was forced to crawl off a plane after the airline failed to provide an aisle chair or assistance for him to exit the aircraft. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence for many travelers with disabilities. In 2014, there were over 27,500 complaints filed with the Department of Transportation.

Helena Berger Named AAPD’s President and CEO

Today, the Board of Directors at the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), has announced that Helena Berger, the current Acting President & CEO of AAPD, will now serve as the full-time President & CEO,

Labor Secretary Emphasizes State Obligations on Home Care Final Rule

In a letter responding to the request of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez affirmed States’ obligations relating to the rights of people with disabilities to live independently in their homes and communities.

Helena Berger Named AAPD’s Acting President and CEO

Helena Berger, a well-recognized and lifelong advocate of the disability movement, has been named Acting President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) by the organization’s board of directors.

AAPD Urges President Obama to sign the ABLE Act.

Yesterday the U.S. Senate joined the House of Representatives in passing the bipartisan ABLE Act.

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