World Disability Union: New global organization dedicated to barrier-free life for LD, ADHD, NVLD, Autism & Asperger’s

Every now and then, one catches a glimpse of a world where people willingly come together to improve life for individuals with disabilities- and every condition is welcomed & included. There is such a place in Istanbul, Turkey. I mean, come on! What's not to like when you see a huge billboard of World Disability Union (WDU) President Metin Sentuk welcoming the world when I arrived at the airport??!! My recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey, as an invited USA delegate to the WDU General Assembly brings me renewed hope for the millions of persons who have learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger's, TBI or other "hidden disabilities." These are real persons being left behind ; whose needs go unanswered due to not considered being part of the " most significantly disabled."

2011-10-31T15:29:41-07:00October 31st, 2011|

World Disability Union General Assembly October 22-23, 2011

Delegates came to Istanbul representing 6 continents & 65 countries in order to establish the World Disability Union and a global Congress addressing Universal Design. They left as friends, relatives and colleagues dedicated to our motto "WE KNOW NO BARRIERS!" httpvh://

2011-10-28T13:40:00-07:00October 28th, 2011|

WISE 2010: Innovative global education models and learners with disabilities

This post reviews parts of the second World Innovation Summit for Education held in Doha, Qatar on December 7-9, 2010 and implications for learners with disabilities. Nearly 1300 dignitaries, thought leaders, disruptive ICT practitioners, program planners and policy makers were provided with a more focused program with deeper debates, better internet access, WISE web TV and WISE Twitter feeds to push out up live updates. Find out more here!

2010-12-16T13:58:36-07:00December 16th, 2010|

Dealing with disclosure: a multigenerational handicap for all Americans

Many people have a knee-jerk reaction to the term "disability" that causes them to shut down or recoil when in the presence of an actual person who discloses a non-visible condition or looks like they are disabled. Getting the public past this reaction is a bit like teaching a cat to swim- it can be done- but is an area of life that most individuals whose personal worlds are not touched by or who have not lived with the experience of disability naturally avoid. What can we do that gets us closer to a "post-disabled" world?

2010-11-14T19:08:30-07:00November 14th, 2010|

New logo created for upcoming EmployAbility Rally!

The winning logo submission we chose is a clear and easy to see image representing equality, community inclusion, and the business case for abilities-based employment. The logo selected to be used for the EmployAbility Rally was designed through a great service located at  A fast and easy-to-use form is [...]

2019-08-22T12:26:02-07:00July 19th, 2010|

DisLabeling: Reconciling unnecessary discrimination, exclusion & confusion arising from having

This post deals with DisLabeling, an unacceptable and unnecessary form of segregation for people with disabilities. A two-tiered system of services is tolerated by PwD that arbritrarily places them into either "mild" or "signficant" categories. This results in the majority of people with higher incidence conditions that received attention through special education in public school, not being disabled enough to be found eligible for adult services and/or reasonable adjustments. Information on issues & trends are discussed, with a call-to-action summary.

2019-08-22T10:44:44-07:00May 10th, 2010|

EmployAbility Rally Moves Forward!

The planning committee for the EmployAbility rally met today at the Phoenix corporate headquarters of  This free-to-the public event is set for October 28th, 2010 and will occur on the Arizona state Capital Mall from 9:00 a.m. until 12 p.m. It's purpose is to be a community-building effort dedicated to [...]

2019-08-22T10:45:53-07:00May 7th, 2010|
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