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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 Regional Staff Invited to Natl. Forum on Independent Living

Ms. Della Leonor speaks to participants at 2013 IDPP Annual Meeting (photo)IDPP regional support staff Ms. Della Leonor has been invited to participate in and offer a presentation at Life Haven, Inc’s “National Forum on Independent Living and Disability Equality Training Workshop” from 3-7 December 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Ms. Leonor will present about the IDPP and its innovative model of accessible cyberlearning, as well as how accessibility can enhance independent living.

Dr. Cogburn Speaks at SIS International Dev. Program Friday Forum

IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn spoke at a Friday Forum on “Disability and Development” held on 8 November 2013 at 5:30 PM EST at American University’s School of International Service (SIS). Hosted by the SIS International Development Program Student Association, the Friday Forum series invites scholars and speakers from the international development and policy community to discuss the field's latest news and trends in an open forum format.

IDPP Executive Director Presents at Tech@State: EdTech Conference

Tech@State: EdTech conference (image)IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn presented and co-moderated a panel during the Tech@State: EdTech conference hosted by the U.S. Department of State on 1 November 2013 in Washington, DC from 4:15-5:15 PM EST. The panel, entitled “Equal Access to Education for Persons with Disabilities,” served as an exchange of ideas on current innovative accessible education initiatives and possible solutions to obstacles facing persons with disabilities in obtaining equal access to education opportunities. Ms. Judy Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State, moderated the panel along with Dr. Cogburn.