AAPD Summer Interns gathered in front of the Capitol Building

Programs

AAPD’s programs aim to increase the political and economic power of people with disabilities. Join us as a convener, connector, and catalyst for change – your support helps increase the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

Support AAPD's work

Programs

  • Animation: "Vote as if your life depends on it, because it does!" "-Justin Dart" animated in red and blue, followed by text "use your power" and round REV UP logo and
    i

    AAPD will advocate for policies that allow people with disabilities to fully participate in the political process, including ensuring the accessibility of polling locations and through promoting the availability of accessible voting technology.

    x
  • Summer Internship Program image
    i

    Since 2002, the AAPD Summer Internship Program has developed the next generation of leaders with disabilities and offered host employers access to a talented, diverse workforce.

    x
  • Disability Mentoring Day participants sitting in chairs and smiling for the camera
    i

    Employment opportunity means economic self-sufficiency and independence. AAPD is committed to improving employment outcomes for the many people with disabilities who are not working but are ready, willing and able to work.

    x
  • Profile photo of AAPD founder, Paul G. Hearne.
    i

    The AAPD Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Award recognizes outstanding emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community.

    x
  • Disability Equality Index image
    i

    AAPD and Disability:IN have partnered to establish a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices for disability employment inclusion and accessibility.

    x
  • Tony Coehlo image
    i

    The NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship supports students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry.

    x
  • Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship
    i

    The Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship managed by Rooted in Rights and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to learn and apply skills in digital media storytelling, and to connect with media professionals to prepare participants for advanced careers in media production, journalism, online advocacy, or digital design. The project combines hands-on training in cutting-edge technologies with a strong foundation in developing each individual’s voice and using story-driven videos in advocacy.

    x
  • i

    Stay up-to-date on upcoming events at AAPD and in the community.

    x

Our Sponsors