PFP-IDE Fellow Archy Gomba at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa City


I am Archy Gomba, the AUCD international fellow at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa’s UCEDD in Iowa City, Iowa. Life in Iowa is incredible, and I am super excited to be here! I began my first week at the Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD), with a welcome reception and orientation. I … Continue reading PFP-IDE Fellow Archy Gomba at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa City

PFP-IDE Fellow Bijal Lal in Ohio: Learning Transition Tools and Creating New Opportunities


My life as a Fellow at the Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University has been an incredible eye-opener. It is inspiring to see how diversity is embraced at every level. From early childhood, measures are set to provide the best accommodations and services to ensure every individual’s success. I have learned about many initiatives that … Continue reading PFP-IDE Fellow Bijal Lal in Ohio: Learning Transition Tools and Creating New Opportunities

International Albinism Awareness Day: Still Standing Strong


To celebrate International Albinism Awareness Day on June 13, three PFP-IDE alumni with albinism – Peter Ogik from Uganda, and Gamariel Mboya and Isack Idama from Tanzania, reflect on their personal experiences, how they promote albinism self-advocacy, and why inclusive education and employment are especially important to persons with albinism in Africa. Peter Ogik: Changing … Continue reading International Albinism Awareness Day: Still Standing Strong

Promoting Transition in Tanzania: Encouraging Internships for Students with Disabilities


In this month’s PFP-IDE alumni blog, U.S. Outbound Fellow Dr. Margo Izzo talks about her partnership with Fall 2018 Professional Fellow Gwaliwa Mashaka at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center and promoting inclusive employment in Tanzania. Hosting a Professional Fellow (PFP-IDE) I was excited to have the opportunity to host Gwaliwa Mashaka, a Fall 2018 … Continue reading Promoting Transition in Tanzania: Encouraging Internships for Students with Disabilities

Lead From Where You Are: Victoria Lihiru on Inclusion for Women with Disabilities in Tanzania


HerAbility Foundation meeting with female students with disabilities at the University of Dar es Salaam. Since returning to Tanzania in June 2018, I have been working to implement my follow-on project on Empowering and Linking Girls with Disabilities with Internship and Employment Opportunities. To do this, I created an initiative called the HerAbility Foundation and … Continue reading Lead From Where You Are: Victoria Lihiru on Inclusion for Women with Disabilities in Tanzania

ADA Program Case Studies Highlight Past Fellows’ Inclusive Education Projects


The ADA International Fellowship Program ran for two cohorts (Spring and Fall of 2017) prior to the conception of the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment. This fellowship program honored Senators Robert Dole’s and Thomas Harkin’s work in disability rights, education, and inclusion through sponsorship of fellows from Kenya, Tanzania, Brazil, and Peru in … Continue reading ADA Program Case Studies Highlight Past Fellows’ Inclusive Education Projects