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Statewide Disabilities Conferences

2016: This year’s Conference celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and was held March 18-19 at the Westin Pasadena Hotel. Please click APIDC 2016 Disabilities Conference Brochure to see details of the Conference schedule, breakout sessions, and speakers. Go to the 2016 Disabilities Conference page to access breakout session presentations.

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.

2010 APIDC Conference Booklet

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.

2001 APIDC Conference Booklet

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.”

1999 APIDC Conference Booklet