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Sen. Casey, Rep. Titus Lead Bicameral Delegation in a Resolution in Support of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Resolution Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Disability-Inclusive International Development.

As individuals with disabilities continue to face unique struggles around the world, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Dina Titus (D-NV-1) led a bicameral delegation in the introduction of a resolution recognizing International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on December 3. The legislation highlights the unique struggles faced by individuals with disabilities and reiterates Congressional support for efforts to promote inclusivity and accessibility for people with disabilities around the world. Read more…

The United States International Council on Disabilities mourns the death of its Board member, long-time Past President, and co-founder, Marca Bristo

The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) mourns the death of its Board member, long-time past president, and co-founder, Marca Bristo. Her passing is a substantial loss for all those she touched with her advocacy, kindness, and powerful sense of what is right. USICD will honor her posthumously with its highest honor, the Dole-Harkin Award, at its annual gala in Washington, DC in December. 


Reps. Titus, Young Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Promote Disability Rights Worldwide

“Congresswoman Titus’ bill to establish the office is a breath of fresh air,” said U.S. International Council on Disabilities Executive Director Isabel Hodge. “Having a permanent office and special advisor has been something the disability community has wanted for a long time. The U.S. is currently absent from the global disability movement. As a result, foreign countries are going to other countries with less expertise and not receiving optimal results.”