APIDC staffs a toll-free information Line and provides informal guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides a bridge between the API community and the information they need.
Technical Assistance: Develop a resource referral system
- We serve as a clearinghouse of Asian and Pacific Islander disability- related and other general Technical Assistance resources.
- Establish networking relationships with these organizations to share information and identify common issues and barriers with the ultimate goal of changing attitudes regarding disabilities;
- Develop a dialogue with health providers to discuss accessibility issues for people with disabilities and the tendency of the medical community to treat people with disabilities in the archaic “medical model” rather than the self-determination, independent living model.
- API Resources
A regional list of agencies that provide support to the API community. These resources are categorized by the following regions: Northern California, Southern California, Central Valley, and National API resources.
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Regional ADA Centers
The Pacific ADA Center serves as one of ten nation-wide regional DBTAC centers established by the NIDRR
to provide information, training and technical assistance to employers,
people with disabilities, and other entities with responsibilities
under the ADA. You can locate your regional ADA Center by viewing our Directory or by viewing our Map
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The Federal Agencies listed in this area are provided as additional reference and resource material for your benefit. These agencies provide
guidance and answers to a variety of issues.
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Search through Web sites that cover a broad range of topics and issues related to the Americans with Disability Act. Some of the areas covered in these web sites include: accessibility guidelines, standards, & tools, advocacy/disability rights, assistive technology, education, employment, legal, media, and recreation.
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- Mental Health Resources
- Visit Mental Health Resources Page
APIs and Business
1.1 million - Number of businesses owned by Asian-Americans in 2002, up 24 percent from 1997. The rate of increase in the number of Asian-owned businesses was about twice that of the national average for all businesses.
Source: Asian-Owned Firms: 2002
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