The Tourette Association and Mobility International USA staff discuss helpful tips on how students with Tourette Syndrome can successfully study and intern abroad; including academic accommodations, insurance, medications, and tips on how to prepare for flights.
The webinar covers understanding the offerings for studying abroad at both your institution and other organizations, as well as potential scholarship offerings from the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The intended audience includes high school students and their parents, college students and recent graduates with Tourette Syndrome.
About Justin Harford
Justin Harford is a Project Coordinator with the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, working to increase the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange by providing information and resources to both individuals with disabilities and international professionals. Previously, Justin worked for two years in disability community organizing and policy in the foothills of Northern California. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Latin American History and Spanish Literature from University of California, Berkeley. He studied abroad at the Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago Chile, where he researched and wrote a thesis on the history of the blind in Chilean society. In 2008, he spent 10 weeks immersing himself in the culture and language of Michoacán, Mexico.
About Mobility International USA
Founded in 1981, Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA advancing disability rights and leadership globally.® By implementing innovative programs, we are building bridges to create a new era where people with disabilities will take their rightful place in the world community. MIUSA is a cross-disability organization serving people with a broad range of disabilities. See more: www.miusa.org/about.