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Welcome to the IDPP

We prepare transformative disability policy leaders and serve as a collaborative "think tank" on disability policy for the ASEAN region through an unparalleled network of 20 leading universities and 4 outreach partners, with founding and sustained support from The Nippon Foundation. We contribute to the vision of an ASEAN region that is inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based, and pioneered the world's first virtual master's degree program in disability policy, offered by American University's School of International Service.

IDPP Hosts Global Conversation on Accessibility Awareness

Global Conversation on Accessibility Awareness InvitationThe IDPP hosted a Global Virtual Conversation on Accessibility Awareness on 20 May 2015 from 8:00pm-9:00pm US ET (21 May morning in ASEAN and Asia Pacific) in commemoration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this year. Open to the public, the global conversation brought together the IDPP network and various groups to share best practices, lessons learned, and effective strategies to raise awareness of accessibility at the global, regional, national and local levels. Participants were invited to share their own experiences, as well as learn about IDPP’s research projects and awareness-raising activities with its university and outreach partners, and government officials from across the ASEAN region, the US, and around the world.

IDPP Capacity Building Participant Recognized for Disability Advocacy

The IDPP is proud to announce that capacity building participant Ms. Jane Derecho was honored with receiving the 2015 Outstanding Women of Iloilo City Award for her work in disability rights advocacy and special education during a ceremony on 31 March 2015 in Iloilo City, Philippines. Ms. Derecho was among 15 women to be honored by Mayor Jeb Patrick E. Mabilog during a widely attended ceremony.

IDPP Embarks on 10th Partnership Mission across ASEAN

IDPP-SEAMEO SEN Training Seminar group photoAn IDPP delegation embarked on its 10th mission to the ASEAN region from 22 March - 3 April 2015. The IDPP has planned several key visits to partners in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Japan with primary foci that include: the five-day face-to-face portion of an eight-week IDPP-SEAMEO SEN Training Seminar on Global, Regional and National Disability Policy with government officials from across ASEAN; and a three-day IDPP Accessible Cyberteaching Training (ACT) Seminar for Ateneo de Manila University faculty.