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.

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APIDC 2022 Holiday Gala

Saturday, November 12, 2022

We are back in-person!
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Featuring a specialized docent-led tour for Gala attendees & our holiday silent auction!

Tables are sold out!

If you are buying tickets as part of an organization table or wish to make a donation, proceed to:

If you wish to be waitlisted (there may be seats available at some unfilled tables), please contact gala.apidc@gmail.com or Patricia Kinaga.

Event Details

Date: Saturday November 12

LOCATION: Japanese American National Museum, 100 North Central Avenue, downtown Los Angeles (Little Tokyo).

TIME: 4 p.m. Please join us for a one hour museum tour commencing at 4:00 (first come, first served), followed by silent auction/cocktails at 5 p.m., then a special bento box dinner at 6:30 p.m.

 

ATTIRE: Dressy (cocktail).

 

PARKING: See map for suggested parking lots. Please allow extra time to find parking at public lots as there is no underground parking at the Museum, and there are other public events (including next to the Museum) which may impact availability.

 

Check out a preview of our silent auction here.

Thank you so much—we look forward to seeing you at the Gala!

Congratulations to our 2022 Youth Leadership Institute Graduates!

APIDC is proud to announce the 2022 graduating class of its annual Youth Leadership Institute!

Clockwise from top left:

Nicole Kaiwi, Cypress College

Soe Paing, College of San Mateo

Aaron Nhan, Pasadena City College

Gerard Paul Mangubat, Oxnard College and Moorpark College

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All of Us Research Program

View ABC7 Story on the All of Us Research Program and how APIDC is reaching out to the Asian & Pacific Islander communities to recruit participants for this groundbreaking study

APIDC has been invited by the national health-focused organization Asian Health Coalition (AHC) to join a national ground-breaking effort to develop culturally appropriate, cost-effective strategies to improve the health of Asians and Pacific Islander Americans. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, APIDC has been selected as one of several subgrantees from throughout the country to develop an outreach program.

For more information about this NIH Initiative, also known as the All of Us Research Program, and how you can participate, please visit their website at https://www.joinallofus.org/ or click on the Learn More button below.

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APIDC

Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California

Giving a voice and face to Asians and Pacific Islanders with disabilities
Breaking down barriers faced by Asians and Pacific Islanders with disabilities by providing information and education to the community, training young adults to become advocates, and connecting families to resources.
 

Programs & Resources

All of Us Research Program

APIDC has been invited by the national health-focused organization Asian Health Coalition (AHC) to join a national ground-breaking effort to develop culturally appropriate, cost-effective strategies to improve the health of Asians and Pacific Islander Americans. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, APIDC has been selected as one of several subgrantees from throughout the country to develop an outreach program.

Youth Leadership Institute

APIDC’s Youth Leadership Institute trains young adults to become advocates for APIs with disabilities. We seek college students from all backgrounds and ethnicities who have a passion for empowering APIs with disabilities.

Webinars

APIDC has partnered with API organizations across the country to provide free special community information webinars of current interest, including Save Asian Lives, which provided an overview of ways in which community members can help stem the tide of anti-Asian and Pacific Islander hate incidents/crimes, and COVID-19: Taking Care of Our Family and Ourselves, which presented information from a panel of experts to address mental and physical health, exercise, nutrition, and finance needs that arose during the COVID19 pandemic.

Statewide Conferences

Since 1999, APIDC has convened major conferences in California to address the needs of API’s with disabilities. Each conference has explored ways to educate not only API 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.

Information
Resources

APIDC has partnered with API organizations across the country to provide community information resources of interest to API communities.

Youth Leadership Institute Graduate

“The YLI gave me the skills that helped me become more successful at community inclusion… I’m continuing to learn about our history and the importance of unity.”

Nikita

2016 Youth Leadership Institute Graduate