AAIDD partnered with Professionals Abroad to offer an exciting opportunity for professionals in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities to conduct professional research and exchange during a 5-day delegation to Havana, Cuba: October 16-21, 2011.
The mission of this delegation was to research the structure and delivery methods of supports provided for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Cuba. To learn firsthand about the Cuban approach, the delegation will meet with representatives of Cuba’s health, education, and social service systems, including policy makers, academics, clinicians, and educators, and participate in site visits to schools, clinics, and facility- and community-based services.
Professionals Abroad is a division of Academic Travel Abroad, a 60-year-old travel organization based in Washington, DC. Academic Travel Abroad is licensed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control as a Travel Services Provider for US travel to Cuba.