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Manual for Building an Inclusive Development Community

The Building an Inclusive Development Community manual is a toolkit for development agencies and others concerned with the inclusion of people with disabilities at all levels and in all areas of the international development process. The manual includes expert opinion, techniques and guidelines, resource lists, and examples of best practices from around the world.

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Building an Inclusive Development Community: A Manual on Including People with Disabilities in International Development Programs

Emily Block Semester at Sea participant with chronic health condition rides a yak high in the mountains

A World Awaits You - Non-Apparent Disabilities

Welcome to the online A World Awaits You (AWAY) journal on people with disabilities traveling with a purpose.

This issue introduces you to people with non-apparent disabilities who have successfully gone on international exchanges and the strategies that were influential in their success.

To get started, click on the stories in our Table of Contents, or download the fully designed, accessible PDF Document to read or share. A text-only accessible Word Document can also be downloaded.

Ghin Chu portrait by Brian Lanker

Brilliant & Resilient Photography Book

All alumni of MIUSA’s Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), the women photographed in this book are confronting discrimination and working tirelessly to improve the lives of women and girls with disabilities across the globe.

Asian-American youth stands under potted plants in Germany

A World Awaits You - Youth with Disabilities

Welcome to the online A World Awaits You (AWAY) Journal! Focused on increasing the effective participation of youth with disabilities in international exchange, this issue introduces you to youth with disabilities who have successfully gone on international exchanges and the strategies that were influential in their success.

WILD woman in a wheelchair holding arms up in success. Photo by Brian Lanker

Host the Photo Exhibit

Available to tour national and international galleries and cultural spaces, the Brilliant & Resilient exhibition is an opportunity to bring together women leaders with and without disabilities, government officials, NGO development actors and other agents of social change.

Shannon, a wheelchair user, spreads her arms out at the top of the mountains in South Africa.

Your Resource on Strategies for Inclusive International Exchange

Do you know about our National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange? Details from our brochure are below or download the designed brochure in accessible PDF document to read or share.  

Contact the Clearinghouse to request a text-only version in Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Urdu, Korean, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), and Vietnamese. Large print, accessible Word document is also available to download below. 

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A World Awaits You

So often we hear from people with disabilities and colleagues in the international exchange or disability fields how the stories we share change what they think is possible.

This AWAY publication captures stories of people with disabilities who have participated in international exchange experiences around the world.

It includes: