President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and TaKeisha Walker, AAPD’s director of workplace & leadership initiatives
October 1, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Joyce welcomes Mark Perriello, president and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and TaKeisha Walker, AAPD’s director of workplace & leadership initiatives.  Discussed on the show will be the organization’s plans for the 2013 Disability Mentoring Day (DMD), Wednesday, October 16, 2013.  DMD which is held the third Wednesday in October annually, began as an event at the White House for a few dozen students in 1999. In 2010, AAPD worked with over 200 volunteers and 19 DMD national sponsors to support 13,000 students and job-seekers with disabilities, participating in DMD events at sites across the country.  Since then, the event has grown even larger.  AAPD is the nation's largest cross-disability membership organization; AAPD promotes equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities.

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