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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Join Us for Our 3rd Annual Golf Classic

By     |    August 10, 2022
On Monday, October 3rd, 2022, PYD will hold its Third Annual Golf Classic at the ...
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Meet PYD Participant, Ben P.

By     |    August 1, 2022
Meet PYD participant, Ben P.! Ben completed his internship with Wheelock Family ...