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    Creating Change: Innovations in the world of disability

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    The movement’s ultimate gift is that of enabling those it serves to be givers. And that can only mean helping them
    become changemakers in a world defined by change.

    Disability, or super power?

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    Today, April 2, is World Autism Day.

    #LeadYoung - JP Maunes: putting accessibility and inclusion center stage in the Philippines

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    In April 2016, JP Maunes became a household name in the Philippines when his sign language interpretation for a heated presidential debate led a nu

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    Teresa D'Amaral is fighting for citizenship rights for people with disabilities, creating a legally-mandated demand for employment and a locally-supported supply of skilled workers. Her institution also initiates a wide range of socialization programming for people with disabilities to integrate them into the community at large.

    Iraê Cardoso is leading an effort to have states in Brazil recognize the hearing impaired as a cultural and linguistic minority with the same rights as other minority groups.

    Rosangela Bieler, a 32-year-old journalist and paraplegic, is the founder and president of the Independent Living Center of Rio de Janeiro, an organization which is spearheading the movement of disabled Brazilians to win full citizenship.

    Marta is setting up an information system for the physically, mentally and sensorially disabled. The system will collect, produce, and disseminate important information for this currently neglected sector of the population, and with this service, Marta expects to influence public policy, thus improving the quality of life and citizenship of disabled populations.