American Association of People with Disabilities

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The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Washington, DC., which advocates for the legal rights of people with disabilities. The AAPD was founded on July 25, 1995 by Paul Hearne, Senator Bob Dole, John D. Kemp, Justin Dart, Tony Coelho, Pat Wright, Jim Weisman, Lex Frieden, Sylvia Walker, Paul Marchand, Fred Fay, I. King Jordan, Denise Figueroa, Judi Chamberlin, Bill Demby, Deborah Kaplan, Nancy Bloch, Max Starkloff, Mike Auberger, Neil Jacobson, Ralph Neas, Ron Hartley and others.[1]

One of the primary purposes of the AAPD is to further the implementation of the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


  1. ^ Imparato, Andrew J. 2005. "AAPD In Its Second Decade," AAPDnews (Spring 2005), p. 2.

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