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The 6th East African International Conference on Communication Disability

It is a pleasure to invite you to 6th East African International  Conference on Communication Disability. The conference is organized by Kenyatta University- KU, Association of Speech and Language Therapist Kenya- ASLTK, and Leibniz Universität- Hannover, Germany. The East African International  Conference on Communication Disability Conference is biannual event organized …

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Theme for 2016: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities is annually held on December 3 to focus on issues that affect people with disabilities worldwide. The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future …

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IDDC Consultation on Inclusive Development

International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) is launching a consultation to arrive at a common understanding among all stake holders and partners on inclusive development. The aim of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) is to promote inclusive development internationally, with a special focus on promoting the full and …

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African call for good practices

Making It Work, in collaboration with a global Gender and Disability Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), is launching an African call for good practices on the elimination, prevention of and response to violence, abuse and exploitation of women and girls with disabilities. It is targeting actions and initiatives that lead to …

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CAN distributes WHO CBR guidelines to DPOs in Uganda:

CBR Africa Network (CAN), through collaboration with the umbrella organization – the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU), provided WHO CBR Guidelines training to Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) from various districts and communities in Uganda. The one-day workshop held on Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 at Nob View hotel …

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Inclusion of pupils with intellectual disabilities: Primary school teachers’ attitudes and willingness in a rural area in Uganda

Inclusion of pupils with intellectual disabilities: Primary school teachers’ attitudes and willingness in a rural area in Uganda  Patrick Ojok, and Siri Wormnæsc∗ Department of Community and Disability Studies, Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda; Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA; Department of Special Needs Education, Faculty …

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International White Cane Day- October 15th

15-October: International White Cane Day White Cane Safety Day celebrates blind and visually impaired people’s achievements on October 15 every year. It also reminds people about the how the white cane is an important tool in helping the blind and the visually impaired live with greater independence. The white cane …

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World Mental Health Day

10-October : World Mental Health Day World Mental Health Day is observed on 10th October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, observed on …

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Disaster risk, reduction and CBR- 2nd CBR World Congress

Over 1000 representatives from 78 countries are attending the 2nd CBR World Congress, running from 27th-29th of September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Community-based rehabilitation practitioners, persons with disabilities and other key stakeholders convene to celebrate the work being done to empower and enable people facing barriers around the world. The …

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Beyond Legislation: Implementing the Employment Provisions of the Persons with Disabilities Act of Uganda 2006

Patrick Ojok Lecturer, Department of Community and Disability Studies, Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda. PhD candidate, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Email: patriceojok@yahoo.com Abstract: Given the lack of social safety nets for persons with disabilities as well as other people in Uganda, employment is …

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