“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 Emily Shaw at to get your email added or for any additional information.

AAPD Internship 2018

disABILITY LINK/AAPD Summer Internship Opportunity

Every year, the American Association of People with Disabilities provides an internship opportunity to a college student or recent graduate with a disability. Since 2002, the AAPD Summer Internship Program has developed the next generation of leaders with disabilities and offered host employers access to a talented, diverse workforce. Each summer, AAPD places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in summer internships with Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profits, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them with their career goals. This year, disABILITY LINK is partnering with AAPD for the first time to bring the internship program outside of D.C. and expand into Atlanta.

Applications are due by March 19th, 2018. The internship will be from May 29th, 2018 to August 4th, 2018. Locations of the internships will be based on individual placement and weekly trainings will be held at disABILITY LINK in Tucker, GA.



Information about AAPD

Support our Youth:

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