Calling Emerging Leaders with Disabilities --

The 2006 PAUL G. HEARNE/AAPD LEADERSHIP AWARD PROGRAM application is now available!!

Up to two people with disabilities, who are emerging as leaders in their respective fields, will each receive cash awards to help them continue their progress as leaders. They will also have an opportunity to meet and network with national disability leaders at the AAPD Leadership Gala in Washington, DC on March 8, 2006. U.S. residents with any type of disability are eligible to apply.

To learn more and obtain an application, please visit the AAPD website:

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, September 9, 2005 ( 5:00pm, eastern)

We apologize for any cross postings.

Thank you!

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
Phone: 800-840-8844 (v/tty) or 202-457-0046 (v/tty)
Fax: 202-457-0473



The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.