Mobility International, a YES Program partner, has recently published the US Department of State Exchanges edition of “A World Awaits You: A Journal of Success in International Exchange for People with Disabilities.”
Filipino YES alumnus Marlon Celso (2004-05, hosted in Michigan) is featured on page 46. He writes:
“I have dwarfism, but it is amazing that until my year in the United States, I had never met or talked to someone who has my same disability. My host parents taught me a lot about being a ‘little person’ by inviting me to their association’s activities. It opened my mind, and it changed the way I look at myself. I know what
I have learned from them will be helpful for me when I go out into the world to live my own life.”
The Journal is available for free download (.pdf or text) here.
MIUSA works in four main areas to provide programs and services including:
National Clearinghouse on Disability & Exchange (NCDE)
International Development & Disability
International Exchange Programs
Women, Disability and Development
Mobility International USA is a cross-disability organization serving those with cognitive, hearing, learning, mental health-related, physical, systemic, vision and other disabilities.