Michelle Morris reflects on finding purpose, finding one's tribe, preserving self-esteem, and navigating South Korea as a black deaf woman.
The first time flying by myself was during my senior year at Clark University, when I embarked on a semester abroad at the University of Stirling. I remember talking to friends about feeling very nervous about the upcoming semester, and they said that it is normal to be nervous about something unknown. They advised me to embrace the uncertainty. This concept was new to me, but it helped to create a wonderful experience in Scotland.
When I got to Stirling, I moved into a dorm with most of the other exchange students.
Abilities Expo is about bringing necessary products and services together under one roof for the community of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, and healthcare professionals. It's about introducing opportunities that can enrich our lives...especially ones that we never knew were out there.
For 29 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has prohibited discrimination based on disability. This summer, 22 disabled women leaders from 22 countries participating in Mobility International USA’s 2019 Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) are exploring the many rights and opportunities which are now available because of the ADA and the activists who fought for it.
No one likes to feel un-informed, especially when having to make arrangements or decisions related to international exchange. Learn now how to be prepared even without knowing who has a disability (or might have their first onset of one overseas).
You can shift from focusing on how to know enough, early enough, to accommodate someone with a disability – why not instead focus on your own ability to put in place good program standards (or verify such standards with those you partner with)? This is more in your control.
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.
Join the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) and EducationUSA for a one-hour webinar discussion on the U.S. community college system. Attendees will gain a better understanding of:
The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) was represented at the 2019 convention of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) by Program Coordinator Justin Harford.
Before you begin your search, consider:
- Type of experience. Are you interested in conducting academic research? Service-learning/volunteering? Sharing your expertise with a local community?
- Length of program. Would a short-term program (ranging from a few weeks to a few months) be ideal, or are you interested in a longer-term experience (6-24 months)?
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!
From time to time we get inquiries from people with ADHD wishing to study in Japan, and they are overwhelmed with the confusing maze of rules and regulations vis-à-vis their medications. Japan’s rules for medications, such as those related to ADHD or pain management, are unique, and they required a unique tipsheet.
A Yakkan Shoumei is a certificate authorizing permission for you to bring medication into the country.
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!
Sometimes you can't dream what you've never experienced.
These words ring loud and true, especially for people with disabilities, government officials, and other leaders who are working towards equal opportunity and disability rights throughout the world.
Is this you? If so, in your heart and mind you know that:
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
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.