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The United States International Council on Disabilities is a federation of US-based non-governmental organizations, federal agencies and individuals committed to advocacy and action on behalf of the global disability rights agenda. Because of its unique structure, USICD’s core strength is its membership. Through its vast network of disabled people’s organizations and other NGO stakeholders, government members and individual advocates, USICD has the advocacy reach to impact critical emerging issues both in the United States and internationally. USICD’s Board of Directors includes the most recognized leaders in the American disability rights movement, providing a wealth of experience and strategic guidance to USICD’s mission and sharing a vision for the full inclusion, access, and human rights of people with disabilities worldwide.

Please visit our Members Section to learn more about our diverse membership and how you can join us.

USICD is led by a 23 member Board of Directors, which is elected by the USICD membership at its annual meeting.  Learn more about our board of directors here.

The USICD staff is led by Executive Director Isabel Hodge.  Learn more about our staff here.