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Mission

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!


2017 Walk N’ Roll Disability Awareness Fair

Walk N Roll - October 15

 

Please register here to attend the fair.  (To register to be a runner please email Patty Kinaga at pkinaga@kinagalawfirm.com.)  For more information on the Walk N’ Roll Disability Awareness Fair, please see our Walk N’ Roll page.


APIDC’s Fourth Annual Gala

 

APIDC Save the Date - Saturday, November 18

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 jcho.apidc@gmail.com, Jackie Dai at jdai.apidc@gmail.com, or Anne Haga at anne.apidc@gmail.com.


2017 Youth Leadership Institute

2017 Youth Leadership Institute training
2017 Youth Leadership Institute training
2017 Youth Leadership Institute training
2017 Youth Leadership Institute training
2017 Youth Leadership Institute training
2017 Youth Leadership Institute training

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.


2016 Third Annual Gala

Our Board members at the 2016 Annual Gala 


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