Fight ableism. Include & empower all.

PYD's goal is to create a world where young people with disabilities will be able to live with dignity and pride in who they are, and to lead self-determined lives filled with purpose. To make this happen, we build the skills and abilities of young people with disabilities, and increase the inclusivity of workplaces, organizations, and communities.

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Recent Stories

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PYD Legends Honoree reflects on his mentoring career

By     |    March 5, 2020
Party for PYD 2020, our annual benefit event dedicated to raising program funds ...
A group of PYD youth and staff gather for a photo backstage. A few are dressed in chef costumes at the 2019 ATT summer show. Three people are sitting on the ground, and six standing.

4 ways ableism still affects people with disabilities

First of all, what is ableism? Ableism is the discrimination against people with ...
Our Career Readiness Coordinator Neda smiles for a photo with three PYD youth sitting at a table in front of trade show items at State Street

The last PYD Trade Show of the decade

By     |    January 7, 2020
On December 10th, many PYD youth from East Boston, Charlestown, and Madison Park ...