Statewide Disabilities Conferences
2018: “Transitions” (Anticipated to take place in Orange County, Southern California in Fall 2018)
2016: Symbolic theme of tea for its healing, calming and strengthening properties (Pasadena, Los Angeles, Southern California)
2010: “Self Determination” (Long Beach, Los Angeles Region, Southern California)
Our goal in planning this fourth statewide conference, was to identify themes, strategies and solutions to support self-determination the APIs with disabilities communities.
2005: “Branch Out and Become One” (Garden Grove, Orange County, Southern California)
2001: “Facing Forward” (Oakland, Bay Area, Northern California)
In “Facing Forward: Creating Disability Pride in our API Communities,” our goals were to develop a forum to educate and empower Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) with disabilities and an interactive process for service providers to learn about the barriers inherent in our cultures.
1999: “A Call to Action” (Los Angeles, Southern California)
“More national attention must be paid to disability issues in all minority communities. It is imperative that we organize our communities because we need to make people understand why the laws are important and why APIs with disabilities should be hired.”