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

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

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

Disability:IN Global Conference & Expo

Our CEO, Joyce Bender, is speaking Monday at the DOBE Conference Mentoring Program Mixer and on July 12 at The Power of Storytelling: A DOBE Marketing Strategy  from 3:00pm - 4:15 pm.

EAWCP Pittsburgh Family Fun Run/Walk for Epilepsy

Join us for our Pittsburgh Family Fun Run/Walk for Epilepsy Saturday, July 22,  2023. ​All participants that raise $30.00 will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Additional prizes are awarded to each participant based on the amount of funds that they raise. Grand prizes are awarded to the top 3 highest fund raising Individuals and Teams. All

2023 AAPD ADA Celebration Gala

Join AAPD for our annual ADA Celebration to recognize the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reflect on the accomplishments of our community, and look towards a future where the goals of the ADA are fully realized. The 2023 ADA Celebration will be held at the Salamander Hotel in Washington, DC on July

PGH Ability Tech Ecosystem Event

100 South Jackson Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202 100 South Jackson Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

2nd Pittsburgh Ability Tech Ecosystem Event Join us for this in-person event and explore professionals and organizations from various fields that all have the same mindset of empowering people with disabilities. Connect with industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts, and take part in creating Pittsburgh the most accommodating and empowering city for individuals with disabilities, fueling

2023 Bazelon Center Awards: Launching the Next 50 Years

Thursday, October 12, 2023 An Evening with the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law In-Person and Virtual Gathering at The Showroom 1099 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 Doors will be open for the In-person Reception at 6 PM Eastern on Thursday, October 12. The program portion of Annual Awards will be live-streamed online at 6:45 PM

Forte Foundation Changemakers Panel


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time for us to recognize and celebrate the contributions of our workers with disabilities. It is also a time to help all of us look at our own environments and ask if we are creating inclusive employment experiences for all. This panel conversation will tap into

ADP and Disability-Owned Business Certification Webinar

Join ADP for this 60-minute virtual webinar as we dive into the ins and outs of entrepreneurial success as a Disability-owned business! REGISTER to get insights on the state of Disability-owned business and the importance of certification with guest speakers Philip DeVliegher, Vice President of Supplier Diversity at Disability:IN; and Joyce Bender, Founder and CEO

Mardi Gras Gala

The 30th Annual Mardi Gras Gala will be held on Fat Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at The Westin, Pittsburgh. The Mardi Gras Gala is a fundraising event that honors community leaders for their commitment and dedication to the Pittsburgh region. The event is traditionally supported by the corporate community through table sponsorships. The event has become one

PAACC “Annual Celebration of Excellence”

Join us for PAACC's "Annual Celebration of Excellence" - one of the most highly anticipated events of the year! The afternoon will include: Annual Meeting Chairman's Inauguration Awards and Recognition Lunch and, of course, plenty of networking Special Presentation: 2024 Rich Fitzgerald Distinguished Public Service Award Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant Governor Austin A. Davis, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania