International Day 2011

On the Occasion of the
2011 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The members, staff, and board of directors of the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) join the global community in celebrating December 3, 2011 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s theme for December 3 is “Together for a Better World for All: Including Persons with Disabilities in Development.” The leadership of USICD supports this theme and believes that international development agencies and organizations must be inclusive of people with disabilities when determining policy and allocating project resources.

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USICD Member Event on December 1

On December 1, 2011, USICD held a celebration in honor of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, 2011 for USICD's membership.  

In keeping with this years theme, "Together for a better world for all: Including Persons with Disabilites in Development," we were honored to have State Department Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann share her experiences with DOS working on inclusive strategies both here and abroad. 

Please scroll down to view photos from the event. 

Marca Bristo Addressing Event
USICD President Marca Bristo addressing Audience

David Morrissey Speaking on the CRPD
USICD Executive Director David Morrissey

Ellis Ballard Demonstrating the Global Disability Rights Library
Ellis Ballard Demonstrating the Global Disability Rights Library

Dana Fink, Sarah Amin, and Sofija
Sarah Amin, Dana Fink, and Sofija Korac