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International Day of Persons with Disabilities


A celebratory message from MIUSA CEO Susan Sygall

On December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we join the world in celebrating the global disability community. But for MIUSA, our mission and work to advance leadership and disability rights globally® energizes us every day.

MIUSA’s impact spans so many different spaces. We’re providing disability inclusion consultation to international exchange providers, international development organizations, and foundations. We’re also building pathways for people with disabilities in all parts of the world to share their expertise and leadership:


Countless other disabled people have advanced in their leadership through international exchange, as illustrated in a new online journal amplifying the diverse voices of who we are and how we are changing the world.

We want to thank and acknowledge disability rights activists and allies of all genders, from all countries, for the work that we have accomplished and for the work that still needs to be done to create a more just and equitable world.

With much gratitude,

Susan Sygall

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The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange is a project of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, designed to increase the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange between the United States and other countries, and is supported in its implementation by Mobility International USA.

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