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Providing a variety of career services for high school students with disabilities
Georgia's HSHT programme offers high school students (aged 16 to 21) with disabilities comprehensive, community-based exposure to academic and career services such as Mentoring , industry tours , work internships , college fairs , family engagement. In 2015, students had a graduation rate of 88 per cent.
Georgia Committee for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities, Inc., Georgia’s High School/High Tech (HSHT) programme, United States of America
Adding a university degree to job placement
TEMPE, a fashion company runs a training programme for people with intellectual disabilities in cooperation with APSA. In 2015, Miguel Hernandez University joined the partnership, offering theoretical and practical courses to participants with a degree, which has increased their employment opportunities.
Two-year-transition period for young people with autism
Avnei Derech Mechina (“Milestones for Life”) offers a setting in which young people with autism can learn important aspects of life including employment, social activity, studies, home/family and leisure time. Most vocation and volunteer experience are temporary, but contribute greatly to future careers.
Avnei Derech Mechina La'Haim, preparatory college, Israel
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
A comprehensive training and transition model involving hundreds of partnerships
The Centre for Disability in Development (CDD), a non-profit organization in Bangladesh supported by CBM Australia, is helping a large number of people with disabilities to get employment, work, and vocational training. CDD works in partnership with a network of over 350 organizations both nationally and internationally.
CDD - Centre for Disability and Development, Bangladesh
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
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
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
Three internships to provide a variety of career options
Project SEARCH prepares young people with intellectual disabilities for successful employment and job development. The programme takes place entirely within a business setting, providing students with three internships to allow them to explore a variety of career options. In 2016, the project operated 405 programmes worldwide.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, Project SEARCH, United States of America
Making e-mail communication accessible for persons with intellectual disabilities
Kolumba is an open source software that makes a Gmail account more accessible to persons with intellectual disabilities. Kolumba has three features that can be switched on and off on when needed: A Text and content simplifier (Simplext), a translation tool fort ext and pictrogram (Text2Picto) and a Text-to-speech feature.
Prodis Foundation, Kolumba software, Spain