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Employer-driven job creation for people with intellectual disabilities
The KLAPjob project forms partnerships with various companies to identify and advertise jobs in the open labour market. People with intellectual disabilities are then helped to choose and apply for the most suitable job for them. Between 2014 and 2019, KLAPjob has successfully supported people into 3,684 jobs.
Lev - Inclusion Denmark, KLAPjob, Denmark
Entrepreneurship training and support for persons with disabilities
The programme supports the self-employment of people with disabilities. Launched in 2018, the project was implemented in seven provinces by 2020. Of the 502 young entrepreneurs who received support after start-up, 360 are succeeding as entrepreneurs and 12 have secured sustainable employment.
KFF - Kadiwaku Family Foundation, Inclusive Entrepreneurship for Persons with Disabilities, Congo
AMAC provides a cost-effective, replicable, scalable, holistic business model which provides accessible solutions and research for corporate, governmental and non-profit entities supporting post-secondary individuals with disabilities
AMAC offers a one-stop shop for digital and alternative media textbooks, cost-effective reuse of digital libraries, remote captioning and downloadable assistive technology software to quickly access materials at universities, colleges, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Over 300,000 textbook title records are updated weekly.
AMAC - Accessibility Solutions & Research Center, Digital Library with more than 300,000 textbooks, United States of America
Individualized supports help adults with autism find jobs
ACAP is a government-funded project offering a range of individualized services to support adults with autism to achieve their goals. Employment is an integral part of each plan. Starting in 2010 with just 37 participants, the programme has since grown to 180 by 2019, with 99 adults in employment.
Keystone Human Services, KAS - Keystone Autism Services, KAS Adult Community Autism Project, United States of America
Promoting self-employment in agriculture and aquaculture by training and microfinance
DRRA’s ‘Jibika’ project supports people with disabilities in the rural districts of Sathkhira and Jhenaidah to run their own vegetable or crab farming businesses by providing training and microfinance. Between 2017 and mid-2020, 514 people with disabilities were involved in running their own businesses.
DRRA - Disabled Rehabilitation and Research Association, JIBIKA, Bangladesh
Training for an active role in society
Freedom School is a five-day, interactive summer course with 18 disabled participants (plus personal assistants) focused on developing talents and skills for self-advocacy and implementing personal projects that can contribute to the better participation and self-determination of people with disabilities.
Independent Living VZW, Belgium
Individual placement and support
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) addresses the problem that the majority of mental health service clients do not receive help with finding paid work. The programme embeds employment specialists in clinical treatment teams so that clinical treatment and employment support are integrated and occur in parallel.
UK Department of Work and Pensions, Office for Disability Issues, Individual placement and support, United Kingdom
Rotary employment partnership
AACL connects individuals with developmental disabilities to the jobs created by Rotarians and assists the employers to sustain employment by maximally utilising natural supports. In 2012 there were over 30 clubs in Alberta involved and more than 200 jobs had been created with an average wage substantially above the minimum wage.
Alberta Association for Community Living, Rotary employment partnership, Canada
Supporting DPOs in six countries to bring the UN CRPD to life
Mobility International USA is an NGO led by people with disabilities. Its Global Disability RightsNow! (RN!) project partners disability organizations and legal experts in the US with disabled persons organisations (DPOs) in other countries in coordinating in-country plans to strengthen legislation and increase political participation.
MIUSA - Mobility International USA, Global Disability RightsNow!, United States of America
Equal employment conditions
The Act revokes discriminatory provisions, under which operators of sheltered workshops were given a blanket exemption from minimum wage and holiday and sick leave legislation. Now all persons, including employees with disabilities of sheltered workshops, are entitled to the minimum wage, and holiday and sick leave benefits.
IHC - In Your Community New Zealand, Equal employment conditions, New Zealand
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