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Person-centred transition programme for students to post-school life
The transition programme for students aged 18 to 25 includes vocational certificates and career-readiness credentials. A complementary person-centred support service offers mentoring and tutoring, career counselling, and self-advocacy training. VAST also offers employment and internship placement assistance.
Houston Community College, VAST Academy, United States of America
Internships for people with intellectual disabilities at a leading consultancy
The TCPID has established a higher education programme and supported transition to employment for people with intellectual disabilities. EY has been a core partner since 2017. By 2020 six graduates have completed paid internships, four of whom have been offered permanent employment.
TCIPD - Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities, TCPID Graduate Internship programme, Ireland
Housing and life-skills programme for adults with intellectual disabilities
In 2008, Mexico’s Fundación Inclúyeme began operating a programme that enables adults with intellectual disabilities to live independently by providing inclusive and serviced housing, support in finding employment, and recreational activities. By 2022 up to 3,000 people have benefited from the programme.
Incluyeme Foundation, Inclúyeme Adult Life programme, Mexico
Accessible public transport strategies for 13 major municipalities
The strategy was developed to guide, support and monitor municipalities in the implementation of accessible public transport systems. It includes new Universal Design standards for the whole travel chain and covers both access to information and to the services themselves for people with different disabilities.
South African Department of Transport, South Africa – Department of Transport – The Implementation Strategy to Guide the Provision of Accessible Public Transport Systems in South Africa, South Africa
Effective employment services
Rather than focusing on a person’s functional limitations through work capability assessments, Access to Work focuses on which supports or work environment enable individuals with disabilities to work. Part of this is the "right to control" giving persons with disabilities control over the budgets allocated to them.
UK Department of Work and Pensions, Office for Disability Issues, Effective employment services, United Kingdom
Ministry of Education organizing Individual Training Plans for transition to work
Individual Transition Plans (ITPs) are designed to support young people with special educational needs in the essential transitions in their lives. An ITP is designed and implemented collaboratively by the student, their parents and teachers, and educational guidance and employment service providers.
Montenegrin Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, Individual Transition Plans (ITPs) for Students with Special Needs, Montenegro
Shoe-shops, barrier-free for all
In 2010 APSA started a partnership with Tempe Grupo Inditex to develop the for&from store, which is uniquely designed to provide universal accessibility for consumers with various disabilities. In addition, the shop provides special services, such as the use of sign language for people with a hearing impairment.
Tempe, for&from stores, Spain
Government-led training and hiring services for people with intellectual disabilities
The initiative provides a higher learning programme, a specialized industry-based training, and lifelong adult learning opportunities for people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. Over 200 people participate across 19 programmes each year. Graduates have an 84 per cent employment rate.
University of Vermont, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, State of Vermont Transition and Post-Secondary Education Initiative, United States of America
Job portal for persons with disabilities, going international
Incluyeme.com, launched in 2013, is Latin America's first and largest job portal for people with disabilities. It operates in eight countries and has more than 200,000 registered users in 2020. Incluyeme also provides training and services for companies that want to hire people with disabilities.
Incluyeme.com, Job portal for persons with disabilities, Argentina
Economic and social inclusion
The Unlocking Potentials programme contributes to improving the living conditions of persons with disabilities in Lebanon and supports them in accessing formal employment through vocational training. It provides comprehensive support for jobseekers, job opportunities in public and private sectors and a pilot scheme for income generation.
LPHU - Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union, Economic and social inclusion, Lebanon