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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Screenshot of the new homepage

5 lessons learned in designing the new PYD website

By     |    October 3, 2018
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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 ...