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Alternative ways for successful job applications
Since 2013, ECDD has been collaborating with public vocational training colleges on the "Inclusive Skills Training and Employment Programme for and by Persons with Disabilities" to facilitate training opportunities for people with disabilities, including with intellectual disabilities. By 2016, ISTEP had assisted more than 1,500 beneficiaries.
ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Ethiopia
Empowerment through peer-to-peer support
NOUSPR advocates and provides persons with psychosocial disabilities with a platform for a unified voice to enable them to access all necessary services and opportunities. In 2015 the program had some 1,200 members, 79 per cent of whom were persons who had themselves experienced mental health challenges.
NOUSPR - National Organization of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry in Rwanda, Rwanda
The right to an inclusive apprenticeship
On the basis of a pilot apprenticeship model introduced by a parent association, the Austrian Vocational Training Act of 1969 was amended. In order to make the vocational training system more accessible to many young people and to enhance their labour market integration, prolonged or partial qualification was introduced.
Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, The right to an inclusive apprenticeship, Austria
Museum accessibility for visitors with intellectual disability
The project aims to increase knowledge of those working in museums about accessibilities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Training and support are provided in order to adapt or create accessible installations. Since the initial phase ended, AKIM has continued to train staff in other leisure organizations.
AKIM Israel - The National Organization for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families, Making museums and sites of leisure cognitively accessible, Israel
Social inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities through community centres
Through the Amitim programme so-called coordinators work at local meeting places to support adults with psychosocial disabilities in joint activities. The aim is to achieve the promotion of personal recovery via leisure and educational activities as well as the promotion of social change in the community.
Amitim, Amitim Programme, Israel
A community centre built on Universal Design principles
The Mary Free Bed YMCA is a 36 acre community centre in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The facility is the first building in the world to be certified by the Global Universal Design Commission. Currently, the center has over 200 adaptive sports athletes that access the YMCA for practice, tournaments, and fitness.
Progressive AE - Progressive Architectural Design and Engineering, United States of America
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
Employment of the hearing impaired
Sabooj is a French communications agency. In 2012 it was the only one of 500 so called "Entreprises Adaptées" (EA), with special facilities for providing employment for disabled. More than 80% of Sabooj's workers have disabilities. , i.e. hearing impairment. Sabojee has 70 clients of whom 75% are big companies.
Sabooj, Employment of the hearing impaired, France
Job clubs as employment entry points for people with intellectual disabilities
To get people with intellectual disabilities into regular jobs, Instituto Jô Clemente uses a model with three key elements: professional guidance (Work Club), employment development, and post-inclusion monitoring. The model has been designed as a low-cost practice and is funded by the participating companies.
Jo Clemente Institute, Professional Inclusion, Brazil
Transforming sheltered workshops to offer vocational training and employment support
Job Plus is a ‘training-employment-retraining-employment-re-employment’ programme for people with developmental disabilities to live and work independently. The project provides internships, short term work experience, and support services. Since 2018, 34 participants have found employment.
Sohwa Aram Center, Job Plus, South Korea
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