IDPP/AU and Special Olympics Collaborate to Advance Research on Disability

American University (AU) and Special Olympics have announced a new collaboration that will include research and educational initiatives focused on persons with intellectual disabilities, and that will provide substantial outreach opportunities for students and faculty. This unique collaboration coincides with the 50th anniversary year of Special Olympics and the unveiling of AU’s new strategic initiative on global disability and development, led by its Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP). AU will host a signing ceremony to commemorate its partnership with Special Olympics and to inaugurate the new initiative on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Palmer Kettler Lounge in the AU Sports Center. AU President Burwell, Special Olympics Chairman Shriver and Special Olympics D.C. athlete Novie Craven will commemorate the new agreement between the two institutions.

Dr. Cogburn and COSP-9 Side Event Featured on Marketplace Business News

The story "Disabled? There's (More Than One) App For That" aired on 2 June 2016 on Marketplace Business News featuring IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn; our IDPP Side Event on Disability and Digital Societies at the 9th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP-9); and AXS Map's work on new mobile crowdsourcing apps that are pushing for accessibility