Whether due to natural disasters or political turmoil, disruptions of the social fabric and necessary supports are particularly challenging for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Under the best of circumstances, many are particularly vulnerable to environmental contaminants and distruptions in support, and lack access to basic and emergency medical care. The human condition is a fragile one; our successes are born out of collaboration and community. To the best of its ability, AAIDD will update this page with links related to information and action in emergency conditions.
The GPDD was initiated by the World Bank to help increase awareness and progress in social accountability. It is an informal coordinating mechanism that brings together developing and developed country governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, UN agencies, national and international NGOs and DPOs and other stakeholders. See also the
GPDD Working Group on Disability and Development Facebook page
UCICD is a federation of US-based non-governmental organizations, federal agencies and individuals committed to advocacy and action on behalf of the global disability rights agenda. Because of its unique structure, USICD’s core strength is its membership. Through its vast network of disabled people’s organizations and other NGO stakeholders, government members and individual advocates, USICD has the advocacy reach to impact critical emerging issues both in the United States and internationally.