PFP-IDE Fellow Joel Kawanguzi in Illinois


My name is Joel Kawanguzi, and I was a visiting PFP-IDE Fellow from Uganda. I was hosted at the University of Illinois Chicago Institute on Disability and Human Development (UIC IDHD), where I was under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Gould and Dr. Tamar Heller. Thanks to my hosts Dr. Gould, Dr. Heller and Kaitlin Stober (and Dr. Heller’s family) for helping … Continue reading PFP-IDE Fellow Joel Kawanguzi in Illinois

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

Article Highlights Hassan Waddimba’s Inclusive Employment Expertise


Hassan Waddimba is a graduate of the Spring 2018 cohort of PFP-IDE fellows. He spent his fellowship under the supervision of Dr Megan Peters at the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics section of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and was selected to participate in the outbound program. His project seeks to collect sample research … Continue reading Article Highlights Hassan Waddimba’s Inclusive Employment Expertise

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

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!