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

Many YLF participants gathered in a circle

2019 Boston Inclusion Community Training

On October 18, 2019, Partners for Youth with Disabilities hosted the first ...
Nathan (right) and his mentor Chris (left) took a selfie out to lunch together

Meet our 2019 Peer Leadership Awardee: Nathan Persampieri

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Meet our 2019 Mentor of the Year: Amy Patterson

In celebration of our mentors, Mentor Appreciation Night will take place on ...