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.
All of Us Research Program
As a National Community Engagement Partner in the All of Us Research Program, Asian Health Coalition established the Asian Engagement and Recruitment Core (ARC) with 17 community-based organizations from across the US and 2 national Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI)-serving partner organizations.
Together, ARC helps to shape and implement the All of Us strategy and roadmap to create culturally appropriate, cost-effective, and scalable education and outreach for AANHPIs.
Asian 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.
Congratulations to our 2021 Youth Leadership Institute Graduates!
APIDC is proud to announce the 2021 graduating class of its annual Youth Leadership Institute!
Clockwise from top left:
Melissa Chow, Connecticut College
Kelvin Chau, UCLA
Angela Zhu, PCC, entering Cal State Fullerton
Shruti Rajkumar, Emerson College (Boston)
Programs & Resources
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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.”
2016 Youth Leadership Institute Graduate
Support APIDC & Buy a Face Mask
The CDC has announced that double masking is highly recommended and can filter out 92% of particles. You can stay safe and support APIDC by buying our custom-designed masks, that come in Adult Teal/Peacock, which also come with a handy black lanyard. The colorful and stylish masks make wonderful gifts for friends and family.
We would deeply appreciate your support! Proceeds from our masks sales benefit our ARCH (Accessibility Resources for Campus Health) program. ARCH will be offering on-line mental health programming for students with disabilities at area colleges this spring semester. Programming will include Stress Management, Mindfulness, Burnout, and Self-Care. Participating campuses include Pasadena City College, Rio Hondo College, Citrus College and East Los Angeles College. For more information, contact Mark Matsui at firstname.lastname@example.org.