November 16, 2010
Two years ago Katharine Annear, a woman from Australia who has multiple disabilities (Aspergers and Dystonia) and who worked as a counselor for Autism Spectrum Disorders, applied and was selected for MIUSA’s Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) program.
This month Katharine was appointed to the Board of the Australian Federation of Disability Organizations (AFDO) as Representative of Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA). Katharine shares, “I want to thank MIUSA for helping me become a confident leader as I feel I am now ready to represent women with disabilities in this important position.”
Katharine is one of over 2,000 alumni who have participated in our short-term disability leadership programs that we began pioneering in 1981. We’ll be sharing more stories and updates from our alumni and global community so you can learn how people with disabilities are becoming prominent leaders and role models internationally through MIUSA’s international exchange programs.
Congratulations to Katharine and all of our alumni around the world for their achievements and tireless work for the rights of people with disabilities!
photo by: Darcy Kiefel