Today marks the twenty-third International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The theme of events today was Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities. Around the world today people celebrated in a variety of ways, from peaceful marched in support of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), to inspiring stories shared and discussed on social media.
I was fortunate enough to participate in lively conversations on Twitter through both my personal account and the newly launched @asksourceHI account that was launched today as yet another platform for Handicap International to use to share the valuable resources that we publish on the source website.
I was so proud to have worked on the CRPD with Senator Harkin in the Senate, while this is still a strong conversation topic today. While the day was very exciting and exhausting, I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to participate in yet another global initiative that helps to promote, protect. and enhance the rights of people with a variety of disabilities around the world.