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The right to youth education
The law enables young people with special needs to attain personal, social and vocational competencies through a three-year youth education. The training is based on a person-centred curriculum. It can take place in different schools or in the form of work experiences, and is completed with a certificate.
Danish Ministry of Children and Education, The right to youth education, Denmark
Creating school communities of acceptance, inclusion, and respect
The goal of the Special Olympics Unified Strategy for Schools and Youth is to reduce bullying and exclusion, promoting healthy activities and engages young people in pro-social activities. 2014/2015 6,424 youth participated at 184 Arizona schools and 335,463 youth were exposed to awareness and advocacy messaging and activities.
Special Olympics Arizona, United States of America
Youth transition programme
The Youth Transition Program (YTP) is a collaborative school-to-work transition programme that serves young adults with disabilities statewide in Oregon, USA. The purpose of YTP is to prepare young adults for employment or career-related post-secondary education. YTP is jointly funded by local schools and Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation.
University of Oregon, Youth transition programme, United States of America
EmployAble: Inclusive vocational training and workplaces for youth with disabilities in Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia
Young people with disabilities who are unemployed receive the necessary skills in mainstream training institutes to become employed or self-employed. More than 20 stakeholders are involved in the core implementing teams. In August 2015, 273 persons were enrolled in institutes or received in company training.
Light for the World Netherlands, Rwanda
Focusing on employer needs and creating hundreds of jobs for young people with intellectual disabilities
The SETI Centre was founded by Caritas Egypt to provide vocational preparation and training to youth with intellectual disabilities. From its beginnings until 2016, the SETI Centre has placed over 500 youth with disabilities in various types of jobs as well as supported 300 of them to start their own businesses.
SETI Centre for Training and Studies on Disability, Egypt
Providing free space to develop technological skills for young people at risk
The Democratizing Innovation in the Americas (DIA) Inclusive Lab provides youth with and without disabilities a free space to learn digital and technical skills and to develop new ideas using adaptive and high-end technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, screen readers, and voice recognition programmes.
Trust for the Americas, DIA Inclusive Innovation Lab, Mexico
Providing Meaningful Volunteer Work for Students with Disabilities
"Volunteering for a Change" arranges trainings and provides briefings on how to manage volunteers with disabilities. The partners develop relevant roles for youth with special needs so that volunteers can have meaningful placements. By 2018, Volunteering for a Change had trained some 200 students and 500 professionals.
JDC Israel - Israel Unlimited, Volunteering for a Change, Israel
Moving inactive people with disabilities from social services to employment
A multidisciplinary team provides training, support, and internship opportunities to inactive youth with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities. Between 2017 and 2019, One-on-one has been working with 228 employers and supporting 2,054 people with disabilities to transition to employment.
ONCE Foundation, One-on-one, Spain
Large-scale, all-encompassing training and transition programme
The programme aims to improve the economic and social integration of young people with disabilities in Armenia. To this end, various activities are carried out. These include vocational training through inclusive courses, which have been created in vocational training centres throughout the country.
Bridge of Hope, Programme “Right to Earn a Living”, Armenia
Using analytic tools to make workplaces more accessible and jobs more inclusive
Helm is working with companies in Egypt to provide both job analysis for recruitment and accessibility consultancy services, including accessibility audits. By 2020, Helm had completed a total of 1,063 accessibility audits in a number of sectors and helped recruit 100 people with disabilities.
Helm, Workplace Inclusive Solutions, Egypt