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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
Advice and support service targeted to indigenous populations
BCANDS provides free advice and support to any person with a disability-related query, but with a focus on the unique needs of Indigenous populations. The organization acts as a liaison among service agencies. In 2017, BCANDS supported over 1,700 people in accessing local or national services.
British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society, Canada
Moving children and adults back to their families or community-based homes
"Community for All" partners with the central government and NGOs to transfer children and adults from institutions back to their families or into community-based homes, and offers services such as education, health care, and social care to support them. From 2015 to 2018, some 2000 people benefitted from programme’s community-based services.
Keystone Human Services International - Moldova Association, Community for All Moldova, Moldova
ACCESS AUDITS UNDER THE ACTION PLAN TOWARDS KUALA LUMPUR AS ACCESSIBLE CITY
The Action Plan towards Kuala Lumpur as Accessible City sets out an implementation framework including workshops, access auditing and a holistic focus on all three stages of the construction process: design, construction and post-construction. It highlights three priority areas: legislation, enforcement and monitoring, and awareness rising.
Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Kuala Lumpur: Enforcing accessibility, Malaysia
A shortcut to the open labour market
The Pro ACT programme targeted the employment of 40 people with disabilities in the open labour market by eliminating the typical steps taken by many organizations in this field, such as training, sheltered employment, or employment with a job coach. As of June 2016, all 40 clients of were employed.
Pro ACT Suport Association, Romania
ACCESS CO-ORDINATOR & OFFICER SCHEME AND BARRIER-FREE ACCESS & FACILITIES RETROFITTING PROGRAMME
"Barrier-free Access & Retrofitting of Facilities" is a programme to create a barrier-free environment by enhancing the accessibility of public premises and facilities. "Access Co-ordinator & Access Officer Scheme" establishes gender focal points in each policy bureau and department and in each venue to manage accessibility issues.
Hong Kong, Labour and Welfare Bureau, Hong Kong’s retrofitting programme, China - Hong Kong
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