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Persons with intellectual disabilities working as university lecturers
The Institut für Inklusive Bildung qualifies people with intellectual disabilities and provides them with job opportunities, mostly teaching about the specific requirements of people with intellectual disabilities. As "education specialists" ("Bildungsfachkraft") they teach in high schools, speak at conferences, and conduct workshops.
Institute for Inclusive Education, Germany
An inclusive post-secondary programme for students with intellectual disabilities
This eight-semester programme allows students with intellectual disabilities to create and study a personalized curriculum. Students of teacher training assist them and take on the role of tutors. The programme supports the preparation of students for the labour market, while the teacher trainees receive credits towards their studies.
Pedagogical College Salzburg, BLuE University Programme, Austria
A social franchise model for accessibility experts
In 2015, the All-Russian Society of Disabled People (ARDS) began to conduct accessibility seminars throughout the country. In order to support many of the people it trains, the ARDS set up expert centres across Russia, offering advice and financial support. By 2019, some 480 experts were working in 64 of 85 regions of Russia.
All Russian Society of Disabled People, Certification in Accessibility Expertise, Russia
Training volunteers to teach entrepreneurship development
Volunteers are selected by the community to act as a driving force and role model. They lead self-help groups that develop business plans for individuals and joint initiatives, both farm and non-farm. In 2020, 25,965 people in 599 villages received direct support, including 7,000 people with disabilities.
Naman Seva Samiti, Ujjawal – Disability Inclusive Livelihood Initiative, India
An all-stakeholder approach towards Inclusive Education
Chance B has initiated a joint initiative for a pilot project on an inclusive educational system in the region of Eastern Styria, Austria. In an all-encompassing approach a network of 270 actors was established. For this project a comprehensive scientific study has been conducted involving case studies and expert interviews.
Chance B Holding GmbH, Austria
Action plans to support the transition from secondary school
"On the Verge of Adulthood" supports people with intellectual impairment in the phase of becoming adults. Together, a personal action plan is drawn up on key issues such as work, housing or further education. The implementation involves not only the young people and their parents, but also other relevant stakeholders.
KVPS - Service Foundation for People with Intellectual Disability, On the Verge of Adulthood, Finland
Person centred assistance and accommodation in communal housing
"Supported Living in the Community" places people with intellectual disabilities in shared apartments and supports them individually. Following a pilot between 2005 and 2008, the programme has since grown to a long-term project with 39 adults living in 12 apartments across the city of Novi Sad. Nine of them previously resided in institutions.
School for Elementary and Secondary Education - Milan Petrovic, Serbia
A personal network for persons with disabilities
Tyze Personal Networks is an online service that helps people with disabilities to connect and collaborate in order to achieve goals and realise dreams. Tyze is built on 25 years of experience. It was created to scale the knowledge, values and processes underpinning network-centric approaches to support and coordination.
Tyze Personal Networks, A personal network for persons with disabilities, Canada
Inclusive partnering with the post office
The first inclusive partnership with Austrian Post began in Innsbruck on April 10, 2012. In this postal partnership team, persons with and without disabilities work together in the general labour market on an equal basis. A total of seven persons were employed in the postal partnership and related services (copy and digital service).
SLW - Capuchin Social Services Austria, Inclusive partnering with the post office, Austria
Ensuring equal access for Members of Parliament
South Africa has implemented steps that ensure the inclusiveness of its Parliament. The introduced policies contain support measures for Members of Parliament and employees with disabilities. The provision of reasonable accommodation has led to measures that go beyond individual support and that benefit the whole Parliament.
South African Parliament, POLICY ON FACILITIES FOR MEMBERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS & POLICY ON REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES, South Africa