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Webinar: Studying Abroad in Japan with ADHD

08/22/2019

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Commonly prescribed medications like Vyvanse and Adderall can be illegal in some countries even if legally obtained elsewhere. In addition to prescriptions, common concerns for students, advisors, and parents include how ADHD might be perceived in Japanese society and universities. 

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Moving with the Movement: A MIUSA Celebration and Fundraiser

08/01/2019

For over 38 years, MIUSA has been working to advance the global disability rights movement, mobilizing over 2300 alumni from more than 135 countries. We've been able to do this with support from current and former homestay families, community supporters, funders, staff, volunteers, interns, board members, and partners...that's YOU!

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Gender, Disability and Development Institute 2019

07/22/2019 - 07/25/2019

GDDI will take place July 22-25, 2019. This event is by invitation only.

About GDDI

GDDI brings international development and human rights actors together with disabled women leaders from around the world to engage in direct dialogue about strategies for including women and girls with disabilities in development projects throughout the world.

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2019 WILD Advances Disabled Women’s Leadership

07/13/2019 - 08/03/2019

Twenty-two disabled women activists from Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa convened for the 9th international Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), held July 13 – August 3, 2019. WILD is MIUSA's signature exchange program on disabled women's leadership.

Discover the ongoing impact of the WILD program.

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Susan Sygall to Present at UW's Inclusive Development Workshop

06/07/2019

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, promises international development will “leave no one
behind”. Despite the fact that at least 20% of the world’s poorest are persons with disabilities, too often they are ignored in development
strategies and NGO programs, further marginalizing one of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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Disability Presentations at the Women Deliver Conference

06/05/2019

Held every three yeras, Women Deliver hosts a global conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. In 2019, it will host 5-minute Power Talks designed to inspire and inform.

As part of the Gender Equality series of Power Talks, MIUSA CEO Susan Sygall will present:

"Moving from Inclusion to Infiltration"

Day: Wednesday June 5, 2019

Time: 10:50 - 10:55 am local time

Location: The Speakers' Power Stage

Large room with many people having engaging discussions, including many people with disabilities.

#MIUSAMeetup 2019: Sharing our Passion for International Exchange

05/30/2019

Staff from Mobility International USA (MIUSA) held a meet-up event for a casual evening of networking and visiting with new friends, potential collaborators, world travelers with and without disabilities, disability rights advocates, and others who are passionate about promoting access to international educational exchange.

The meet-up was an energetic evening filled with enthusiastic introductions, collaborative discussions, and dynamic strategies to carry on these new partnerships to ensure disability inclusion in international exchange and international development!

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Global Leadership, Learning, and Change at NAFSA 2019

05/28/2019 - 05/31/2019

All NAFSA attendees are welcome to join MIG Co-Chair Justin Harford and others passionate about enhancing access to international education for students and staff with disabilities. Discuss updates, share resources and good practices, and network with fellow champions.

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