Strategic Partnership Highlight – American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

Submitted by Abbey Hudson on Sat, 07/08/2017 - 15:05

The mission of the NSSTA membership is to promote the use of structured settlements as part of a comprehensive settlement plan. In doing so, we help provide financial security and long-term stability for injury victims and their families. It’s important for us to remember that financial planning is just one step in the process to help injury victims get back on their feet. There are numerous organizations that support and promote the needs of our claimants in other ways – through legislative initiatives, support services and advocacy. One of these organizations is the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).

Services for People with Disabilities – The AAPD helps ensure that people with disabilities have access to education, employment and health services. The goal of these initiatives is to provide opportunity and integration while addressing the specific needs and rights of people with disabilities. The AAPD works on issues including housing, transportation, technology and a number of initiatives important to the disability community.

Legislative initiatives – the AAPD has worked tirelessly to advocate for laws and regulations that benefit and protect people with disabilities. The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) is a critically important piece of legislation, but there is more work to be done to advocate for disability rights. On an annual basis, the AAPD holds a celebration of the ADA, focusing on the people that made the bill possible, the history of disability legislation and the importance of the ADA. The AAPD also has an initiative to register voters and educate them on current events and issues that affect the disability community.

Veterans services – the AAPD is dedicated to helping provide support and services for veterans with disabilities. This support helps veterans learn to live with disabilities and makes them aware of resources available to them.

NSSTA is proud to support organizations that support our claimants - you can learn more about the AAPD at www.aapd.com.