IDPP Regional Staff Invited to Natl. Forum on Independent Living
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.
Ms. Leonor plays an active role in national disability advocacy as the Provincial Civil Society Organization Focal Person for Capiz Province.
The National Forum on Independent Living will center around Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), which specifically addresses independent living and community inclusion. The event will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about independent living services, assistive technologies, and national and international disability policy.
Life Haven, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in the Philippines whose mission is to promote the Independent Living philosophy to persons with disabilities through education and outreach programs and by establishing independent living centers across the country.