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Background Research Project: Overview


Contribute to the research and development necessary to support the final conceptualization and planning for a potential graduate Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN Region.


  • July-August 2009: The Core Team and The Dream Team meet in Bangkok
  • December 2009: The Core Team meets at American University
  • April 2010: The First Virtual Core Team Meeting
  • August 2010: The Core Team and The Dream Team meet in the region to discuss the research findings for the proposed IDPP

Project Overview:

Four key areas were identified to support the short-term planning of the IDPP (18 December 2009):

  1. Identification of Baseline Indicators
  2. Platform Evaluation and Development
  3. Curriculum Development; and
  4. Political Development

COTELCO (The Center for Research on Collaboratories and Technology Enhanced Learning Communities) conducted research and development on the first three areas, and APCD (Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability) in Bangkok, Thailand led the fourth area. To learn more about the project components COTELCO researched, please browse the links below.