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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.


Save the Date for our Annual Gala

Saturday November 13 at 6:00PM
Stay tuned!


You can support us through a tax-deductible donation to APIDC:

Click Here to Make a Tax-Deductible Donation (credit card) to APIDC

Click Here to Make a Tax-Deductible Donation (Paypal) to APIDC


Checks can be sent to:

905 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Support APIDC & Buy a Face Mask

The CDC has announced that double masking is highly recommended and can filter out 92% of particles. You can stay safe and support APIDC by buying our custom-designed masks, that come in Adult Teal/Peacock, which also come with a handy black lanyard. The colorful and stylish masks make wonderful gifts for friends and family.

Click Here to Order Face Masks

We would deeply appreciate your support!  Proceeds from our masks sales benefit our ARCH (Anxiety Resources for Campus Health) program. ARCH will be offering on-line mental health programming for students with disabilities at area colleges this spring semester. Programming will include Stress Management, Mindfulness, Burnout, and Self-Care. Participating campuses include Pasadena City College, Rio Hondo College, Citrus College and East Los Angeles College.  Renee Te has joined our growing staff in response to the high level of interest expressed by our college partners. For more information, contact Mark Matsui at


2021 Youth Leadership Institute

The annual Youth Leadership Institute will be soliciting applications for the 2021 session, to be held in the Fall.

Click here to learn 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.

We held 3 webinars addressing mental & physical health needs, financial stability, and ways to strengthen your immune system. You can view the recordings by selecting the links in the next section (COVID-19 Webinars).

Click here for additional resources that may be of help to you and your family. 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.

COVID-19 Webinars: Taking Care of Our Families & Ourselves

Our special COVID-19 webinars featuring specialists in health, finance, exercise, nutrition, and meditation, have concluded, but recordings can be viewed at the links below:

Click on webinar title to open YouTube and view the webinar video:

Addressing your Mental and Physical Health Needs During COVID-19

This webinar discusses strategies to address anxiety, health insurance that may be impacted by COVID-19, and tips on addressing your general health needs during the pandemic. Speakers: Vanessa Gallardo, MSW, APIDC Project ARCH Program Coordinator; Jackie Dai, Supervising Attorney, Health Consumer Center, Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County; Dr. Lily Lai, Surgical Oncologist, City of Hope

Financial Stability: Riding the Pandemic

This webinar discusses financial guidance during COVID-19 and the ABLE Act, Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, a law that allows individuals with disabilities to have a tax-free savings account. Speakers: Phuong Nguyen, Senior Vice President, Asset Based Lending, Bank of America; Eun “Michelle” Cho, Financial Planner & Special Care Planner, MassMutual Greater Los Angeles

Strengthening Your Immune System: Keeping Active & Eating Right

This webinar leads you through exercises that anyone can do at home and nutrition advice that helps your overall health. Speakers: Dan Oh, Exercise Consultant, Regina Park, Pilates InstructorJennie Wang, MS, RD, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Emanate Health

Each webinar begins with a restful meditation session by Angela Oh, Gift of Compassion

Click here to read speaker bios.

This special webinar series is sponsored by Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC). Co-sponsoring community organizations: Asian Youth Center, Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled, Japanese American Bar Association, Japanese Speaking Parents Association of Children with Challenges, Korean American Bar Association, Korean American Special Education Center, Koreatown Youth & Community Center, Orange County Japanese American Association, Organization of Chinese Americans-Greater Los Angeles, Vietnamese Parents with Disabled Children Association

Asian Youth Center logo

Chinese American Citizens Alliance LogoChinese Parents Association LogoJapanese American Bar Association logo

Japanese Speaking Parents Association of Children with Challenges logoKorean American Bar Association logoKorean American Special Education Center logo EducationKoreatown Youth and Community Center logo


Orange County Japanese American Association


Organization of Chinese Americans - Greater Los Angeles logoVietnamese Parents with Disabled Children Association

Funding support for the webinars series provided by Bank of America, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and Edison International; webinar platform provided by support from Microsoft.

Bank of America Enterprise logo



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