Hassan’s Outbound Project: Stories and Updates


As the outbound program gets underway for the spring 2018 PFP-IDE cohort, photos and stories have been shared. Today we would like to highlight the work of Hassan Waddimba (Kampala, Uganda) and his mentor, Dr Megan Peters (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Section). This joint outbound project focuses on sampling a … Continue reading Hassan’s Outbound Project: Stories and Updates

The Role of Mentoring in Empowering PWD


We are now halfway through October and National Disability Employment Awareness Month. At this point of reflection, it is important to consider the many different facets that contribute to the empowerment of people with disabilities. Marielle Kriesel is the Chair of the Santa Monica Disabilities Commission and author of recent article ‘Mentoring: A Strategy to Empower … Continue reading The Role of Mentoring in Empowering PWD

Introducing the Fall 2018 PFP-IDE cohort


After an exciting and impactful experience hosting the first cohort of fellows in the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE), AUCD, ICI, and HI are thrilled to introduce the second cohort of fellows who will be traveling to the U.S. this month. This cohort of fellows includes young professionals from Kenya, Tanzania, and … Continue reading Introducing the Fall 2018 PFP-IDE cohort

Announcing PFP-IDE Spring 2018 Outbound Participants!


The entire PFP-IDE team is thrilled to announce the spring 2018 fellow/ host pairs that have been selected to participate in the Outbound Program. Those selected will receive funding so as to accommodate the host flying to their fellow’s home country to help provide logistical and technical support in the implementation of their follow- on … Continue reading Announcing PFP-IDE Spring 2018 Outbound Participants!

United States Senate votes to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty


On Thursday evening (June 28, 2018), the United States Senate formally voted to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled. While the United States signed the treaty shortly after it was drafted in 2013, it now joins 40 other state parties that … Continue reading United States Senate votes to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty

Latest NCD Study Shows U.S. Foreign Aid Programs Often Leave People with Disabilities Behind


PRESS RELEASE March 8, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the President, Congress and other federal agencies on disability policy – today released a study, U.S. Foreign Policy and Disability: Progress and Promise 2017, that reveals that the development programs of the Department … Continue reading Latest NCD Study Shows U.S. Foreign Aid Programs Often Leave People with Disabilities Behind