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Everyone living with a disability deserve a high quality of life.
Let's make it happen.
Advocate - Support - Empower
We are Disability Support International (DSI) a nonprofit organization, started in January of 2016.  DSI was founded to meet the immense need to support persons with disabilities in developing countries and the people within these countries striving for the same.  We aim to help establish and support sustainable service delivery programs that reach those with disabilities to improve their quality of life and pave the way to better inclusion for all with disabilities for generations to come.

We believe that all people, including those with disabilities, deserve equal rights and necessary support to have their needs met and place them on a path to reach their full potential.  We envision a world where every person with a disability can access a high quality of life by receiving adequate care and support from their local communities. We strive towards this aim while simultaneously sparking a global conversation about the value, beauty, and potential within each person who has a disability.

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    Over the past decades, disability has increasingly been acknowledged and addressed as a human rights issue.
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    In 2015, UNICEF reported that people with disabilities are "amongst the poorest of the poor, have not fully benefited from many development and humanitarian response programmes”.
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    Around 1 billion people or 15% of the world's population live with some kind of a disability, making them the largest minority in the world. (WHO, 2014)
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    In developing countries, disability hinders access to education even more than socio-economic status, rural location or gender. (EFA, 2015)
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    One out of every 20 children aged 14 or younger—93 million kids around the world—are living with a moderate or severe disability of some kind. (UNICEF, 2016)
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    For every child killed in conflict, three are injured and permanently impaired. (International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies)
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    "People are disabled by society, not just by their bodies. These barriers can be overcome, if governments, nongovernmental organizations, professionals and people with disabilities and their families work together". (WHO, 2016)
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The Need
About DSI
Persons with disabilities are one of the most marginalized and vulnerable populations in our world today, especially within developing countries.  They often face stigma, discrimination and a lack of services and support.
DSI aims to work collaboratively with those who are reaching out for help to meet existing needs within their own countries.  Learn more about our vision and mission.
This collection of online resources is for those looking for information and support tools to better understand and help persons with disabilities within their own communities.