Join USICD

Why You Should Join! Membership in the U.S. International Council on Disabilities is open to a variety of organizations and individuals in the U.S. and its territories.

  • As a USICD member, you will be contributing to the work we are doing to promote equality, inclusion and the human rights of people with disabilities worldwide.
  • Through our vast network of disabled peoples' organizations and international development colleagues, USICD has the reach to impact critical emerging issues.
  • As a technical resource and a relationship builder, we provide a wealth of information and strategic guidance to National Grassroots Organizations, Governments and corporate partners throughout the world.
  • We will keep you apprised of opportunities to be directly involved in USICD committees, programs and advocacy initiatives, as well as conferences and events.
  • Join the global disability movement through USICD today!

Download USICD's 2016 Membership form at the right of this page.

Membership Details

Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Members

USICD’s core membership is made up of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), some of which are national organizations with large memberships and others that are smaller in scope. Their common bond is that they are committed to promoting equality, inclusion, empowerment and the human rights of people with disabilities worldwide. Most of our NGO members are disability-related organizations.  However, diversity is one of USICD’s core values and we are eager to expand our circle to involve a range of stakeholders from other civil society movements, international development actors, and for-profit entities.

Privileges of Membership for Organizations

  • Be informed of opportunities to be directly involved in USICD committees, programs and advocacy initiatives, as well as conferences and events
  • Have your organization’s logo, a link to our website and an abstract about your organization included on the USICD website
  • Be invited to attend our Semi-Annual & Annual Meetings
  • Promote your vacant staff positions and other opportunities in USICD’s newsletter and website
  • Receive our bi-monthly newsletter
  • Receive special members-only updates and announcements
  • Receive the latest news on efforts to promote U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and other policy advocacy strategic goals pursued by USICD
  • Receive invitations to members-only networking events and international engagement opportunities

The annual dues for Organization Members are $300.

Individual Advocates

USICD membership is also open to individuals who share our vision. We know that there are many individuals who are deeply committed to international disability rights but, for a variety of reasons, may not have the opportunity to participate in USICD through an organization. In these cases, we invite advocates to join USICD in their individual capacity.

Privileges of Membership for Individuals

  • Receive our Monthly Email Newsletter
  • Be invited to attend our Semi-Annual & Annual Meetings
  • Learn about employment opportunities both within USICD and the broad in international development and disability fields
  • Receive special members-only updates and announcements
  • Receive the latest news on efforts to promote U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and other policy advocacy strategic goals pursued by USICD
  • Receive invitations to members-only networking events

The annual dues for Individual Members are $25.