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Joining Hands logo with 2 hands on a globe "July 17, 2018" Symposium on Disability Inclusion in International Exchange

2018 Joining Hands: Symposium on Disability and Exchange

07/17/2018

This summer, the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) will convene Joining Hands, a one-day symposium on the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange.

The event will be attended by international exchange alumni with disabilities, disability rights leaders, international educators and exchange professionals, U.S. Department of State staff, volunteer-sending programs, and others who are passionate about enhancing disability access in the broad range of international opportunities and citizen diplomacy.

Past Events

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Gender, Disability and Development Institute in Sri Lanka

05/28/2018

The next Gender, Disability and Development Institute (GDDI) will bring together senior-level development professionals with disabled women leaders from China, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, all delegates of MIUSA's first Regional WILD-Asia program. Join us for this unique opportunity to engage in direct dialogue about strategies for including women with disabilities in development projects throughout the region.

A group of women in India work on an action plan.

Regional WILD-Asia

05/23/2018 - 05/30/2018
Sixteen women with disabilities from China, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka were selected to participate in an eight-day Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Delegates exchanged experiences, explored strategies, strengthened a regional network of support, and created collaborative plans to promote inclusion of women with disabilities in community development efforts.
 
Members of RightsNow and the Mexican organization MADIJAL sit at a conference table together during a planning meeting. Susei Grimes speaks into a microphone and is surrounded by at least five more women.

RightsNow! Activities in Mexico

04/18/2018 - 04/20/2018

The RightsNow! Consortium worked with partner organization MADIJAL in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México to bring together disability rights advocates, local government and the public sector to promote the rights of people with disabilities by increasing their access to legal resources and the justice system. The visit in April aimed to develop and strengthen cross-disability, cross-sector networks to address disability discrimination through implementation of the law.

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Webinar: How to Study Abroad with a Disability

02/28/2018

 

You want to study abroad, but you are not sure how to go about it as someone with a disability. Check out our latest webinar recording!

Why?

 

Studying abroad in college can be a great way to build one's confidence, gain valuable experience for a career and build friendships that will last a lifetime. People with disabilities are increasingly making up a larger fraction of those going abroad in college, and there is no better time than the present to study abroad.

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MIUSA to Welcomed Malaysian Exchange Student with a Disability to the U.S

01/18/2018

MIUSA conducted a one-day arrival orientation for a high-school exchange student from Malaysia, who is participating in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The student has a disability, and joined a cohort of 10 other YES students with disabilities already living and studying in host communities across the United States.

The MIUSA orientation included:

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Brilliant & Resilient on View at OSU

11/16/2017

A reception to celebrate the exhibit’s opening will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 16, 2017. Susan Sygall, co-founder and CEO of Mobility International USA (MIUSA), and Susan Dunn, program manager for the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), will speak at the event. 

The public is welcome at the reception. ASL interpretation will be available. The gallery is wheelchair accessible, exhibit text will be available in English and Spanish and an audio format of the exhibit will be available.

A teacher showing 3 international students a magnifier and iPad.

Turning to Technology for Global Access

11/08/2017 - 11/11/2017

For this year's CIEE annual conference, the theme looks at students today as having been "born digital":

They have never known a world without broadband internet, smartphones, or the ability to reach into their pocket for the answer to almost any question. They are resourceful researchers and future-focused pragmatists who fully expect to be successful on their own terms.

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Regional Outreach for Global Impact

11/03/2017 - 11/08/2017

NAFSA's Tri-Regional conference brings together international educators from NAFSA Regions I, II, & IV, covering the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, the Mountain States, and parts of the Midwest, respectively.

Our goals for participating in NAFSA's Tri-Regional conference this year in Denver include reaching international educators who do not attend NAFSA's national conference and bolstering the capacity of international educators at the regional level to be leaders in disability inclusion.

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