Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) gives a voice and a face to Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities. We seek to help break down the service and cultural barriers faced by APIs with disabilities, to provide knowledge to APIs with disabilities and their families, and to create a community network for empowerment and independence.
Key to our mission is the development of the next generation of leaders—youth with disabilities.
Watch for our upcoming Disabilities awareness event!
To register or for more information on the Walk N’ Roll Disability Awareness Fair, please see our Walk N’ Roll page.
Please join us for APIDC’s festive Fourth Annual Gala, where we will be celebrating the 27th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and its pioneering role in driving the advancement of the right of people with disabilities.
When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
5:00 p.m. Reception & Holiday Silent Auction
6:30 p.m. Dinner Program
Where: Cicada Restaurant
617 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Attire: Black-tie Optional
Please click here for more information on APIDC’s Fourth Annual Gala.
2018 Statewide Disabilities Conference
APIDC is planning to host the next Statewide Disabilities Conference in Orange County in Fall 2018. For more questions about the conference, please contact Johnna Cho at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jackie Dai at email@example.com, or Anne Haga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Youth Leadership Institute
APIDC’s Youth Leadership Institute is aimed at training people to become advocates for APIs with disabilities. We seek young adults from all walks of life and ethnicities who have a passion for empowering APIs with disabilities.
The Youth Leadership Institute focuses on a combination of developing grassroots leadership skills and providing a safe space for mutual sharing and learning. Participants are selected from a broad variety of backgrounds who show a strong potential to become future leaders.
Our 2017 Youth Leadership Institute concluded its last session on May 7, with 4 graduates.
Items of Interest
- Open Sky for Autism, May 6, Los Angeles
- USC UCEDD Community Education Conference 2017 – Life With Down Syndrome, May 19, Los Angeles
- October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month #InclusionWorks
- 10 Things to Know about the ADA and Beyond
- On Stage and With Pageants, Jennifer Kumiyama is Improving Life for People With Disabilities
- Asian Pacific Americans With Disabilities: Our Stories, Our Lives – an informal survey conducted by the Disability Visibility Project
- 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Webinar: Becoming the Healthiest Nation: Addressing the Social Determinants of AAPI Health
- Research Study – The Safety Project for People with Intellectual Disabilities
- Congress Passes the ABLE Act
- A Message about Special Assistance Programs from the Southern California Gas