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

Four young women with disabilities smiling and posing in a park in Boston. Overlaid with the words "Save the Date. Party for PYD 2019. May 8, 2019 from 6-8pm"
The PYD logo (two stick figures with arms around each other) inside a circle, with a wi-fi signal above it

PYD’s online mentoring program expands nationwide

By     |    January 16, 2019
Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) is excited to announce that we are ...
Matt and his mentee pose together in front of the basketball court at the TD Garden, both wearing Celtics gear.

Mentoring Matters: Matt and mentee make meaningful moments & memories

By     |    January 14, 2019
In celebration of National Mentoring Month, here is the story of one of our ...
Steve presenting in front of the BICYP cohort in a conference room set-up

Flipping the classroom to teach disability inclusion practices

By     |    January 4, 2019
When it comes to disability inclusion, PYD’s philosophy is simple: how can ...