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Support in transition to adult life
The School-to-Community Transition Initiative aims to improve the quality of transition planning and transition services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This goal is achieved by identifying successful programmes that can be replicated nationwide within The Arc’s network of local and state chapters.
The Arc of the United States, Support in transition to adult life, United States of America
Department testing innovative approaches towards more inclusive careers for students
Since 2014, the Pathways to Careers (PTC) model has been testing different approaches to improve the qualifications and professional advancement of students with disabilities. Approaches such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) or student learning contracts with companies have already proven successful.
Department of Labor of the US, Pathways to Careers Programme (PTC), United States of America
National state-run training and job-placement programme for people with disabilities
The Format for Work, Disability Line programme offers people with disabilities theoretical and practical vocational training and then placement in dependent employment. The programme was launched in 2014. Between 2015 and by 2020 there were a total of 9,929 users, of whom 7,995 completed their training.
SCENE Chile - National Training and Employment Service, Training for Work, Chile
Mobile phone-based information service for disability-related topics
Minch was launched in 2021 by the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development. The interactive voice-response phone platform provides toll-free audio information or text messages on disability-related topics in the Ethiopian national language. Minch works via cell phone and without the need for an Internet connection.
ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Minch, Ethiopia
Escola de Gente is a theatre project that works on the full inclusion of persons with disabilities not only by enabling them to visit and enjoy theatre, but also by actively participating in creating an inclusive culture by publishing all kind of accessible material and advocating for an inclusive education system.
Escola de Gente enables actors and audience members with and without disabilities to participate in and enjoy theatre. The stories told on stage address themes like discrimination and inclusion. Descriptive subtitling, sign language interpreters, audio description, programs in Braille and multimedia materials play an essential part.
Escola de Gente - Communication in inclusion, Cultural inclusion through accessible theatre, Brazil
Multiple tailored solutions offer physical and financial independence
In the Alhassan Foundation more than 50 percent of the board members and 80 percent of the employees are wheelchair users. The Foundation aims for wheelchair users in Egypt to reach higher levels of inclusion and independance in all aspects of life, including education, employment, and sports.
Alhassan Foundation, Egypt
Lottery funds for employment support of people with hearing or visual disabilities
People with hearing or visual impairments are supported in professional skills development and career planning by specialized trainers. Employers also receive staff training and other support. Since 2009, 703 people were hired as a result of the programme and 43 businesses have joined the NGO’s network.
Committee for People Who Are Blind and Deaf in Guatemala, Labour Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Programme, Guatemala
Comprehensive job-creation model from East Europe expanding internationally
The self-funded programme assists people with disabilities to acquire soft skills and professional abilities. Jamba also works with employers and operates a job matching platform. Launched in 2017, by 2020 Jamba has trained more than 590 people, has 58 partner organizations, and has more than 2,000 candidates in its database.
JAMBA - Career for All, JAMBA - Career For All, Bulgaria
Digital game design by children with and without intellectual disabilities
Through the framework of the "I’ve made my game", children with and without disabilities are encouraged to create digital games together. This collaborative process allows children to be involved in intellectual and affective activities of negotiation, ideas development, results analysis, and interaction.
Univali - University of Itajai Valley, Digital Game Design, Brazil
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
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