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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.

APIDC’s Fifth Annual Gala

Please join us for APIDC’s Fifth Annual Gala on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Proceeds from the Gala will be utilized to support APIDC’s programs, including its March 8-9, 2019 Statewide Disabilities Conference, annual Youth Leadership Institute, educational seminars, trainings, peer group convenings, and Pathways pilot project on mental health.

The Gala will take place in the historic and beautiful Cicada Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles, 617 S. Olive St.
Valet parking and public parking lots on Olive between 6th and 7th Streets.

Honorees: Sony PlayStation, Gary & Linda Yamauchi, and Voices of Ability

Schedule:
6:00 PM – Reception & Holiday Silent Auction (shop for your holiday gifts!)
7:00 PM – Dinner Program

To purchase tickets, click on button below:

Eventbrite - 2018 APIDC Fifth Annual Gala

Enter our fabulous Gala Raffle! 

Prize: Hawaiian Vacation Package, which consists of a stay at a first class resort and 80,000 complimentary HawaiianMiles to use toward travel redemption on Hawaiian Airlines (Must have a HawaiianMiles account to redeem. HawaiianMiles must be deposited by December 17, 2018).

Raffle ticket prices: $10 for one ticket, $20 for 3 tickets, $50 for 8 tickets

To purchase raffle tickets by mail, download Raffle Purchase Form, fill out, and mail with payment to: APIDC, 905 E.8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90021. Please read the rules on the form.  For tickets ordered by mail, payment must be received by November 16 to be eligible for the drawing. Tickets will also be sold at the Gala on November 17.

Individual Ticket Levels:
Patron – $500
Friend – $250
General – $175
General (Nonprofit/Community) – $125

You can also support APIDC through purchasing an ad in the Gala Program Brochure:
Full page (8 ½ x 11) – $750
Half page – $400
Quarter page – $250
Deadline for ad submittal: November 3.

For further information about ad & sponsorship opportunities, please contact Annie Haga at anne.apidc@gmail.com

2019 Statewide Disabilities Conference

APIDC will be hosting its 6th Statewide Disabilities Conference at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim, March 8-9, 2019.

Our conferences have focused on ways to educate not only Asians and Pacific Islanders with disabilities and their families on how to better access resources, but also to educate health providers on the specific barriers facing APIs with disabilities, to ensure the provision of culturally competent health systems.

The 2016 Conference involved 19 breakout sessions, over 90 speakers, 32 exhibitors, and over 200 attendees each day. Highlights of the Conference included keynote remarks by consumers with disabilities, the post graduate accomplishments of the Youth Leadership Institute graduates, and 8 elected officials who participated in a town hall style “listening session” where they learned first-hand from consumers about the challenges facing Asians and Pacific Islanders with disabilities.

For more information about the Conference, please contact conference.apidc@gmail.com


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