Keywords: Spain, young adults, intellectual disabilities, inclusive university, vocational training
|Name of Organisation||Fundación ONCE|
|Type of organisation||Social Business/Social Enterprise|
|Funding model||Public funding (subsidies; grants; etc.). Fundacion ONCE and European Social Fund finance grants for students|
Unidiversidad is the first program to establish an inclusive university education model for people with intellectual disabilities. After three years has been implemented in 20 universities across 23 provinces, has graduated more than 500 students and has been key to facilitating the employment of these students. The programme has grown in all indicators, scope (universities and provinces) and beneficiaries (universities and trained students) since 2017.
Our aim is for the Ministry of Universities to recognise the right of young people with intellectual disabilities to develop training itineraries in the field of higher education and to finance these programmes. The main intellectual disability organisations from all over the state took part in the design of the programme, and the opinion and exchange of experiences of young people with intellectual disabilities were taken into account. In addition, one of the requirements, both in the recruitment and selection of students and in the development of programs, is that universities collaborate with social entities of people with intellectual disabilities, being this collaboration one of the keys to success.
THEORY OF CHANGE
We asked projects to outline their impact model (also called Theory of Change) – their main target groups, the key activities they offer these target groups, and what impact they want to achieve:
|Universities||Financing their programmes||More inclusive universities|
|Young people with intellectual disabilities||University programmes||Education and job placement|
|Intellectual disability associations||Support and assistance work||A more inclusive society|