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!

For more information and for sponsorship opportunities, please contact gala.apidc@gmail.com or Patricia Kinaga.

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)

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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

Accessibility Resources for Campus Health

The ARCH program endeavors to eliminate barriers and increase access to mental health services for young adults. Our program supports language-specific, culturally sensitive services.

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

Support APIDC & Buy a Face Mask

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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 mmatsui@apidisabilities.org.