The Institute on Disability and Public Policy promotes the analysis and understanding of public policies for persons with disabilities. We contribute to the vision of an ASEAN region that is inclusive, barrier-free, and rights-based, where persons with disabilities are leaders in the determination of their own destinies.We offer an accredited Master’s Degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP).
IDPP offers the world's first virtual Master's degree in disability policy. Courses incorporate universal design principles, and are accessible to blind, deaf, and mobility impaired students.
Students have the option of completing the CIDP program as an accelerated one year or extended part-time program. Courses can be experienced in real-time or accessed on-demand.
Students and faculty can participate
from anywhere in the world with an acceptable internet connection. Our cyberinfrastructure facilitates course delivery and collaboration.
Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) Director of Technology Mr. Clyde White, Jr. and Research Associate Ms. Kerry Honeycutt attended the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) From Policy to Action: Making Progress toward Disability Inclusion conference on 30 May 2012 on behalf of the IDPP.
The conference included three panel discussions that featured representatives from President Obama's administration, including Mr. Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy; Ms. Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of State; Ms. Judy Heumann, Special Advisor of International Disability Rights at the U.S. Deptartment of State; and Ms. Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Coordinator of Disability Inclusive Development at USAID. The keynote address was given by Mr. Chris Waddell, founder of One Revolution Foundation and the most decorated male skier in paralympic history as the first unassisted paraplegic to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
With support from IDPP Executive Committee member and ICEVI Immediate Past President Dr. Larry Campbell, IDPP Program Coordinator for Outreach and Capacity Building Mr. Joni Yulianto presented at the Country Coordinator Meeting of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)’s Higher Education Initiative.
The meeting took place on 25 May 2012 at Suan Dusit Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand.
The IDPP management team received the 2012 American University Staff Performance Diversity Award on 22 May 2012 at a reception on the American University campus celebrating Staff Appreciation Week. The award, open to all full-time American University staff members, was given to the IDPP Associate Director; Director of Technology Mr. Clyde White, Jr.; Program Coordinator for Education and Collaborative Research Ms. Erica Seng; and Communications Coordinator Ms. Maya Aguilar.
From left to right: AU Provost Dr. Scott Bass; IDPP Program Coordinator Ms. Erica Seng; IDPP Director of Technology Mr. Clyde White, Jr.; IDPP Communications Coordinator Ms. Maya Aguilar; AU President Dr. Cornelius Kerwin.
IDPP Research Assistant and American University sophomore Mr. Diego Mariscal was honored with a 2012 Architect of the Future Award, which is presented annually to 10-12 young social entrepreneurs around the world making significant change in their communities. Presented by the organization Architects of the Future, this year’s awards focus on projects for persons with disabilities.
Mr. Mariscal submitted his project “2gether-International” for competition in the awards. From 2-7 June 2012, he will be flown to Vienna, Austria to attend the Architects of the Future conference; meet with other award recipients and potential mentors and sponsors; and present his 2gether project.