Latest Past Events

2023 AAPD Leadership Awards Virtual Gala

The 2023 AAPD Leadership Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, April 20th at 6:30pm Eastern. Tickets for this event are free and open to everyone. The evening's festivities will be hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart. Jonathan Capehart is an Associate Editor of The Washington Post & Anchor of "The Saturday Show and The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart" on

The Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame Class of 2022


The Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will honor outstanding individuals and organizations who, in 2022, made a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring for individuals with disabilities. We are thrilled to announce that Bender Leadership

IARP Webinar: Focusing on ‘Can’ts’ Limits Future Employment Potential for People with Disabilities: How You Can Change the Rhetoric

Since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the needle for employment has moved very little for people with disabilities. The underlying barriers preventing forward momentum are ableism and attitudinal barriers, beginning with how we message to youth with disabilities. While most people grow up being told ‘you can do anything if you work