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Welcome to the IDPP

The Institute on Disability and Public Policy promotes the analysis and understanding of public policies for persons with disabilities. We contribute to the vision of an ASEAN region that is inclusive, barrier-free, and rights-based, where persons with disabilities are leaders in the determination of their own destinies. We pioneered the world's first virtual master's degree program in disabiity policy: the master of International Affairs in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP) at American University's School of International Service.

IDPP Commemorates 2013 Int'l Day of Persons with Disabilities

Screenshot of IDPP IDPD 2013 Roundtable Discussion (photo)The IDPP celebrated the 2013 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (#IDPD) on 3 December with a virtual roundtable discussion entitled “Year in Review: Key Highlights in International Disability” at 9:00am US EST. The discussion offered a recap of prominent moments in the global disability community this past year, as well as key events that IDPP offered or participated in within the international disability space. The IDPD is held annually each 3 December and urges inclusion, organizing, celebrating and taking action toward an inclusive society for all persons with disabilities. Access the IDPP roundtable recording

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.