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

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 ...
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Guest blog: Working while disabled? Social Security can help!

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