Our sessions added to the international perspectives to the 2015 Association on Higher Education and Disability International Conference.
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International students with disabilities are underrepresented at U.S. universities. On July 7, 2015 Susan Sygall addressed 1,200 attendees at Hayward field to kick-off the Overseas Association for College Admission Advising (OACAC) conference, urging the overseas advisors "You can be a champion of inclusion!" and motivating them to infiltrate disability organizations on return their countries to make young people with disabilities aware of the benefits and opportunities to study in the United States.
In one of the most vogue events of the year, MIUSA rolled out the red carpet to over one hundred MIUSA supporters and community members of Eugene/Springfield on June 25, 2015, who came out in support of MIUSA's annual fundraiser and celebration, Fashionista Activista.
The event saw the premiere of "The Power of WILD," a new video documenting MIUSA's signature exchange program, the Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), and announced the launch of a new campaign to raise funds for a WILD program in 2016.
WILD alumni from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Latin America convened for the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) Training-of-Trainers Program, on June 18 - 30, 2015. WILD alumni used MIUSA’s new WILD Facilitator’s Guide to sharpen training skills, learned cross-disability access strategies, and applied the WILD principles of empowerment, inclusion and pride to training activities.
Training graduates received small grants from MIUSA and partnered with local organizations to extend the WILD leadership training experience to 400 disabled women and girls in 19 countries.
Staff from the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright, Mobility International USA (MIUSA), and a Fulbright alum speak about access to Fulbright for applicants with disabilities.
"This year in fact because of the 25th anniversary of the ADA, it is letting us take more of a focus on making sure we're reaching out to people with disabilities. We want you to apply for Fulbrights and take advantage of the opportunity and gain from the program like everyone else can. It is important that that happens."- David Levin, U.S. Department of State
The birthplace of the U.S. disability rights movement, Berkeley, California, was the setting for the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Foreign Student enrichment seminar, U.S. Disability Rights: 25 Years of the ADA and Beyond, a four-day event for 60 “Fulbrighters” to learn first-hand from the movement’s major change makers about the ADA, U.S. achievements, and the future of disability rights both nationally and globally.
More than 100 people from all regions of Mexico attended the international premiere on April 16, 2015 of the Brilliant & Resilient photo exhibition and workshop in Mexico City. The majority of attendees were emerging women leaders with disabilities.
The Brilliant & Resilient exhibit included powerful portraits and vignettes of 30 disabled women activists from around the world. The workshop was an opportunity for dialogue and building new partnerships between women leaders with disabilities and human rights, development and government agencies.
A team of U.S. disability rights experts traveled to Kenya in April 2015 to learn about the status of implementation of national legislation and international policies to protect the rights of people with disabilities.
Working in collaboration with a leading Disabled People’s Organization (DPO), the U.S. team convened leaders from disability, government, civil society and private sectors, to explore legal frameworks and strategies for addressing critical issues, such as physical accessibility, education, employment, and access to legal services.
How do you support education abroad plans for students with disabilities in sites with significant legal, cultural, and logistical barriers? In this Forum on Education Abroad conference roundtable session, participants explored real and perceived barriers using case studies and pointed discussion questions with a goal of identifying solutions and frameworks for future decisions.
Two teams of U.S. disability rights experts traveled to Mexico and Vietnam in March 2015 to learn about the status of implementation of national legislation and international policies to protect the rights of people with disabilities.
Working with leading Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs), U.S. teams convened leaders from disability, government, civil society and private sectors, to explore legal frameworks and strategies for addressing critical issues including physical accessibility, education, employment and access to legal services.