It was such a pleasure to see this post on initiatives taking place to promote disability awareness and attitude change in South Asia. As a researcher for Special Olympics Inc, I'm well aware of the limited visibility of most individuals with disabilities around the world. In many places the stigma surrounding disability remains great, limiting their engagement in the community, schools and workplace. As suggested, raising people's awareness about what it means to have a disability and about the ways in which individuals with disabilities are no different from any one else is a critical step in creating inclusive environments. I could not agree with you more that achieving development without including individuals with disabilities is missing the mark.