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APIDC: Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California

Breaking down barriers
faced by Asians and Pacific Islanders with disabilities

by providing information and education to the community,
training young adults to become advocates, and
connecting families to resources.




Introducing ARCH Talks

APIDC’s new Pilot Program ARCH (Anxiety Resources for Campus Health) has begun hosting support groups addressing the stress and anxiety that may appear during COVID-19’s ‘Safer at Home Order’. These sessions are open to all individuals who are between the ages of 18 and 25 who may be experiencing stress and/or anxiety. Fell free to sign up for as many support groups as you would like. Click here to sign up for support groups.

Health Care Access Project – Paid Focus Group

Here is an opportunity that may be of interest to you: the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS OMH) is currently seeking participants for their Health Care Access Project. 

CMS OMH is looking for individuals with both a physical disability and native-level fluency in one of the following languages: 

  • Mandarin
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Vietnamese
  • Korean
  • Haitian Creole

Participants will be asked to review and provide feedback on educational materials during a 45-minute interview, conducted by phone and/or a web-based conferencing platform. All participants who complete the interview process will receive a $40 Visa gift card. If you are interested, please reach out to Anne Cohn via email at (APIDC is neither affiliated with Health Care Access nor a sponsor of this project.)

2020 Youth Leadership Institute postponed until June

Due to the coronavirus, the 2020 APIDC Youth Leadership Institute will be postponed. We expect to re-schedule for June, and will publish specific dates as soon as they’re available. We are still accepting applications. Read more about the Youth Leadership Institute.

Coronavirus Resources

APIDC understands the uneasiness that may come when dealing with COVID-19. As we address the outbreak of COVID-19, APIDC extends both empathy and support during such uncertain times.

There are many resources that may be beneficial to you and your families. Click here for a list of rights and resources identified by APIDC. As new resources come our way, we will continue to update our website for your convenience. The list is for informational purposes only and does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by APIDC. APIDC is not responsible for the content or services provided by any of the organizations listed.


Grant Awarded

Allstate Foundation logoThank you to an Allstate volunteer for empowering people and our community. Anne Haga gave her time and helped us to receive a $500 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant. The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and employees care about most by providing Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grants to nonprofits where they volunteer their time to help communities thrive.

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