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 News & Events

TK YEP Award Photo
TK standing with his supervisor at State Street

Tyrell and his speech at Boston Institute for Careers and Networking

Tyrell, a high school student at BCLA has actively participated in PYD’s ...
Winston at Spectacle Eye-wear

Winston’s job at Spectacle Eyewear through our career readiness program

As part of our career readiness program, Winston worked with Paul Fox, the owner ...
Tim Davis and John Waterman of PEAC, Judy Shanley of Easterseals, and Genelle Thomas of PYD

New guide for increasing advocacy skills in young adults with disabilities

By     |    July 25, 2018
At the recent convention of the American Association of Intellectual and ...