Returning to Tanzania, Victoria Lihiru (Spring 2018 cohort), spent a lot of time reflecting on her fellowship experience. After spending five weeks at the Vermont UCEDD in Burlington, she had gained extensive knowledge on United States disability policy, practice, and legislation. In response to the experience, the comparisons, and the best practices gained, Victoria wrote … Continue reading Victoria Lihiru reflects on Spring 2018 Fellowship
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
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
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
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!
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