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NGO developing young people with disabilities for leadership positions
In 2019 the Youth Disability Advocacy Service from Australia developed a leadership programme for young people with disabilities aged 14 to 25, and by 2022 there were 120 graduates, most of whom have gained paid employment. In addition, the programme has already been licensed to other organizations.
Youth Affairs Council Victoria, Young Leaders Programme, Australia
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
Theatre arts programme for youth with disabilities
‘Access to Theatre’ is a free inclusive arts programme designed to help young people develop artistic and communication skills. Developed in 1994 by Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) in the United States, the four-week programme has about 65 participants each year.
Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Access to Theatre, United States of America
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
Sexual and reproductive education for youth with leprosy and other
NLR Indonesia developed the MBIM project to educate children and adolescents with leprosy and other disabilities about their sexual and reproductive health and rights. As part of the project NLR has developed educational manuals and tools, such as pictures and videos.
NLR Indonesia, My Body Is Mine (MBIM), Indonesia
Music workshops and an orchestra for youth with disabilities
The Music Workshop’ is a project operating within Milan Petrović, a boarding school and day-care centre for youth with disabilities in Novi Sad, Serbia. Using innovative assistive technologies, participants learn to create and interpret music. In 2016 the workshops led to the creation the Good People Orchestra.
Primary and Secondary Boarding School Milan Petrovic, Novi Sad, Serbia, An accessible music programme, Serbia
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