What We Do
The History

The idea of Perceptions for People with Disabilities (PPD) was conceived in 2003 by a group of concerned citizens, who are the co-founders of PPD, that saw a need to serve the disabled HIV/AIDS infected and affected population.

In 2004 the organization received its 501 C 3 (tax-exempt) status, the group then identified space and began to provide information, and referrals for the community.

PPD currently is a referral, and information clearinghouse, for people who have HIV/AIDS and Differently-abled (blind/visually impaired, deaf/hard of hearing or physically and/or mentally challenged) living in NYC. In the coming months, PPD will begin to provide services for the Tri-County region of NY State.

Future Programs
  • Support Groups
    • Adherence
    • Behavioral Change
    • Infected/Affected
  • Recreation
  • Library (Resource materials)
  • Computer Access
    (for low vision/blind)

Mission Statement

differentlyabledribbon.jpgAIDS RibbonPerceptions for People with Disabilities (PPD) is committed to empowering and educating the Differently-abled, (visually/blind, hard of hearing/deaf, mentally and/or physically challenged) people living with HIV/AIDS to be socially independent and self-sufficient.

PPD also strives to increase community awareness around the special needs of people living with HIV/AIDS who are visually impaired/blind, hard of hearing/deaf, mentally and/or physically challenged.


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