1922 Elyria OH USA
1922, Elyria OH (USA), as International Society for Crippled Children -- Société internationale d'assistance aux enfants estropiés. Registered in accordance with the law of the USA, 11 Apr 1929. Reorganized in 1939 as International Society for the Welfare of Cripples -- Société internationale pour la protection des invalides. The name International Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled (ISRD) was adopted in 1960, at 8th World Congress. Subsequently changed title to RI - Rehabilitation International -- Réhabilitation internationale -- Rehabilitación Internacional. Constitution most recently amended, 19 Jun 2004, Oslo (Norway).
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Assembly (annual), consisting of representatives designated by Affiliated National Organizations and by International Member Organizations. Each country of membership is represented by a National Secretary, agreed among Affiliated National Organizations if more than one per country, and appointed by the Assembly where there is no National Affiliate. Board of Directors; Executive Committee. Regional Committees (7): Africa; Arab; Asia and the Pacific; Caribbean; Europe; Latin America; North America. International Secretariat in New York NY (USA), headed by Secretary General. Autonomous EU organization, E-XE1667 - Rehabilitation International - European Communities Association (RI-ECA), based in Nemours (France). Working Commissions (7): Work and Employment; Education; Technology and Accessibility ICTA; Health and Function; Policy and Service; Social; Leisure, Recreation and Physical Activities.
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