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UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITIES

Building a Global Community of Persons with Disabilities

Stafford, VA   |  http://www.usicd.org

Mission

To advance international disability rights and inclusive development and to build bridges among the U.S. and foreign governments, disability and human rights communities, and the private sector through strategic advocacy, convening, and training and education.

Ruling year info

2024

Executive Director

Isabel Hodge

Main address

11 Hope Road, Suite 111 #254

Stafford, VA 22554 USA

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EIN

52-1766832

NTEE code info

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Q01)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

USICD envisions a world where the rights of persons with disabilities are universally recognized and respected, where persons with disabilities are afforded full and equal participation in their communities, and where persons with disabilities are self-sufficient and live independent and self-determined lives.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Accessible Conferences and Large-Scale Events Training

The Accessible Conferences and Large-Scale Event online training course applies lessons learned from decades of planning events as well as observations and experiences attending others. The tool kit and course follows the basic conference planning phases: Pre-event; Event and Post-Event. It is a partnership between the Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living and the United States International Council on Disabilities.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The United States International Council on Disabilities has four key priorities for 2019-2023:
Priority 1: Advocacy
Priority 2: Training & Education
Priority 3: Convening
Priority 4: Representation

Advocacy:
Strategy 1: Drive USAID policy on disability inclusion.
Strategy 2: Influence the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development
Strategy 3: Build capacity to maintain a strong presence on Capitol Hill.
Training & Education:
Strategy 1: Expand USICD resources for its members and other disability rights organizations to include online training in the areas of disability rights, inclusion and advocacy.
Strategy 2: Update the Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) content.
Strategy 3: Revitalize the internship program
Convening:
Strategy 1: Host a signature event (conference or summit) bringing together a broad assembly of major entities who can have an influence on disability rights issues.
Strategy 2: Reach out in the U.S. and include in its efforts those organizations engaged in international work, disability, non-disability, academic, and faith-based work.
Strategy 3: Reach out to the international disability community and enlist their aid and involvement in numerous areas of common interest and effort.
Representation:
Strategy 1: Identify opportunities where USICD might want to be a representative or where there is a need for coordinated representation.
Strategy 2: Identify and develop plans to interact with those disability rights organizations with whom USICD may want to work.

USICD was called on to provide consultation on the new 2024 USAID Disability Inclusion policy and other strategies. We have published an online training course on Article 32 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and have UN Consultative Status. We are working on revitalizing the Global Disability Rights Library content using new technology that will improve global outreach. USICD has taken a leadership role in the new Unified Disabled Peoples' International and continues participation in networks such as Rehabilitation International, the National Council on Independent Living and the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities. Pulling upon its vast membership of individuals and US organizations, USICD utilizes expert consultants to support the work of its programs overseas. With direct experience supporting disabled persons organization (DPOs) in over 16 countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America, USICD, as a U.S.-based DPO itself, has a distinct advantage in fostering and establishing relationships with other similar organizations around the world.

Advocacy - A Bill was included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 that would establish the Office of International Disability Rights at the US Department of State. The International Children with Disabilities Protection Act passed through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was introduced in the House as HR 5847.
Training & Education - In 2023, USICD launched a new online training platform and course on Article 32 (international cooperation) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. We are currently developing a course on accessible conferences and large-scale events.
Convening - USICD has been conducting disability rights-focused webinars and continues to hold a gala to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities every December.
Representation - USICD has retained its UN Consultative Status and attends the UN Conference of State Parties (COSP) meeting every year. Our Executive Director, Isabel Hodge, is the Secretary of the new Unified Disabled Peoples' International (DPI). USICD continues to have a board member serves as a liaison to Rehabilitation International. USICD co-chairs the International Task Force Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities and is a member of the International Subcommittee for the National Council on Independent Living.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITIES

Board of directors
as of 04/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Candace Cable

United States International Council on Disabilities

Term: 2025 - 2023

Candace Cable

Independent Consultant

Jerry McCloskey

Independence First

W. Kirt Toombs

Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living

William Abrams

Independent Consultant

Michael Brogioli

TASH

Janet Lord

Independent Consultant

Stephanie Ortoleva

Independent Consultant

Susan Parker

Independent Consultant

Abigail Akande

Pennsylvania State University

Carolyn Osolinink

Independent Consultant

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/11/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/07/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.