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Heumann Visits India To Advise On Disability Issues
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
February 24, 2003

NEW DELHI, INDIA--Earlier this month, Judy Heumann, the World Bank’s Adviser on Disability and Development, visited India to gain a better understanding of the country's disability issues and programs.

Heumann, who had polio in 1949 and uses a motorized wheelchair, is an internationally recognized expert on disability and diversity issues. She was appointed by President Clinton to the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services at the Department of Education from 1993 to 2001. Heumann began her new position with the World Bank last June.

In an article published by the World Bank, Heumann discussed the need for India to educate its children that have disabilities in order to help them have equal opportunities in the future.

"If you deny disabled people educational opportunities, then it is the lack of education and not their disabilities that limit their opportunities," Heumann explained.

"Disability and Development in India" (World Bank)
"Including Persons with Disabilities" (World Bank)


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