For six and a half years, Judith Heumann, an internationally-recognized leader in the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate, has served the United States Department of State as the Special Advisor for International Disability Rights. Furthermore, since the establishment of Mobility International USA, she has strongly supported its efforts and has been an actively involved in MIUSA’s international and national programs and events.
The NCDE, a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by MIUSA, launches a campaign to encourage more people with disabilities to learn and teach a foreign language abroad, including English as a Second Language (ESL)!
On behalf of everyone at Mobility International USA, I want to wish all of our alumni, allies, supporters and disability rights activists everywhere a heartfelt thank you for all the work that each of you is doing to advance the disability rights movement.
It is an honor to be the CEO of MIUSA, whose mission is to advance disability rights and leadership globally so that people with disabilities can take their rightful place in society. We envision that people with disabilities are not only productive citizens, but also leaders of their communities in their countries.
Sometimes it takes a village to make a dream come true. In our 35th Anniversary year of MIUSA, we have had the privilege of seeing countless communities come together to create possibility and opportunity.
It is our honor to share with you the debut of our new video celebrating MIUSA's story, chronicling how two friends with a shared vision laid the foundation for today's global network of youth, women, and men advancing the status of people with disabilities everywhere.
Mobility International USA is honored to be selected as the winner of PR Daily Nonprofit PR Award for "Best Website".
Mobility International USA developed a website that not only motivates people with disabilities (and their families) to take advantage of life’s opportunities, but also provides easily-accessible resources to help them get started.
Record high numbers of international students are coming to the United States to pursue higher education and to study English, but students with disabilities remain underrepresented among them. What’s stopping you? Reading this issue of A World Awaits You (AWAY) is a great place to start!
Building on project initiatives and lessons learned in Kenya, Mexico, Vietnam, and Armenia, MIUSA and the RightsNow! U.S. Consortium are expanding technical assistance and trainings to Guatemala and Peru.
The ADA is considered by many to be the “gold standard” of disability rights laws. While it’s not perfect, many achievements have been made under the ADA and it offers standards and principles that can be modified for other cultural contexts.
All profits will support Mobility International USA’s (MIUSA) Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), our signature women’s leadership training program. This highly selective, intensive three-week training brings together women with disabilities from around the world to share their experiences and strategies, build skills, and strengthen networks of support.
We have raised the majority of the funding we need for WILD 2016. This t-shirt campaign is the final push that will bring us to our fundraising goal!
New videos highlight the experiences of four individuals with disabilities on their opportunity to travel to the U.S. for university study. Whether it's being selected to receive a Fulbright student scholarship or enrolling directly in a U.S. university - these newly released videos show not only the pathways to get to the U.S. but the cultural, personal, and educational benefits of the experience. Four individuals with different disabilities share about accessibility they found on U.S. campuses, and skills they learned when living far from home.