Monthly Archives: July 2014

A Step in the Right Direction: New Commitments to Disability Inclusion in Refugee Settings

By Sara Costa, Executive Director, Women’s Refugee Commission

Posted: 07/10/2014 10:10 am EDT From the HuffPost’s Blog Site

Last year in Lebanon, my colleague Emma met 16-year-old Zeinah*. Zeinah, who had recently arrived as a refugee from Syria, had been shot in the back while shielding her 3-month-old baby as they were fleeing the city of Homs, leaving her unable to walk and wheelchair dependent.

Of the world’s 51.2 million people displaced by conflict and persecution, an astonishing 7.7 million are persons with disabilities. While many of their disabilities are click here to read more

Great Expectations

ByPhoto of Denise-DiNoto author of this blog Denise DiNoto, Communications and Outreach Specialist, Consumer Directed Choices, Inc. Communications and Outreach Specialist, Consumer Directed Choices, Inc.

“Expect. Employ. Empower.” That is the recently announced theme of National Employment and Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM) for 2014. Observed each October, NDEAM is a national campaign to raise awareness about employment issues faced by people with disabilities and to celebrate the contributions made by employees with disabilities.

While a month is nice, how would our click here to read more