“Young People Are Not the Problem, We Are the Solution”

Empowering Our Youth (EOY) is a group that is run by and for young people with disabilities. We advocate for ourselves, enact change, and have fun! EOY is a program of disABILITY LINK, the Center for Independent Living serving the Metro-Atlanta Area.


Empowering Our Youth supports young adults (ages 14-29) with disabilities to advocate for ourselves and enact change. We recognize all youth have skills and talents to share. All efforts are to ensure that young adults with disabilities can take control of their lives as well as have fun. EOY empowers and educates young people through the transitional period of their lives. Whether going from high school into college, directly into the workforce, or seeking employment or housing, these are important transition decisions.

Meetings and Events:

Meet fellow teens and young adults, age 14-29 within the disability community! Join us in our monthly gatherings to make new friends, learn, engage, advocate, and have fun! Snacks and drinks are provided.

Every second Thursday from 6:00pm–8:00pm

Location varies

Like our Facebook page or join our mailing list to stay updated on EOY meeting details, upcoming events, and fundraisers. Please contact Meg Scalise at to get your email added or for any additional information.

AAPD Internship 2018

Internship program information

Support our Youth:

Support our youth to attend events, explore our community, and make valuable peer connections. See our donation page for more information.