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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Nicole standing in front of the PYD office, holding a coffee

Helping myself to help others

Nicole was a Marketing Intern at PYD during the fall 2018 semester. She is a ...
Marcella sitting with the staff of the Bravery Kids Gym in front of a wall with their logo on it

Creating inclusive play options for kids with disabilities

Marcella has been a member of PYD’s online learning platform for the past ...
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 ...