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Training museum professionals in the Western Balkans to improve access to their buildings, collections and activities for persons with disabilities and enabling positive participation while challenging negative stereotypes.
Training for professionals working in museums are at the heart of the project. A information and education program is also provided to raise awareness for the persons with disabilities. Children and adults are welcomed as visitors and take part in various activities which enable them to experience their cultural heritage.
Cultural Heritage without Borders, Communicating art in the Western Balkans, Sweden
A Disability Card to Support Equal Access
The European Union launched an "EU Disability Card" pilot in 2016, which is a universally recognized way for people with disabilities to communicate their needs and access support. Finland is participating in the pilot. Between June and October 2018, over 4,000 people with disabilities have requested the card in Finland.
KVPS - Service Foundation for People with Intellectual Disability, EU Disability Card Implementation, Finland
MOBILE, an all-round support program
MOBILE is a network of support and assistance for persons with disabilities living out of institutions, including parents. Costs for assisted living are in most cases covered by the regional authorities. In 2015 MOBILE supported 195 people, including 13 families with parents who had intellectual disabilities and their 25 children.
Mobile - Independent Living of Disabled People e.V., Germany
An Airport Rehearsal Programme for People with Disabilities, Families and Staff
Wings for Autism allows people with autism and with intellectual disabilities, as well as their families, to practice all the steps involved in travelling by plane, and to do so in a safe environment. From 2014 to 2018, Wings for Autism has trained approximately 13,500 people, family members, as well as airport and airline personnel.
The Arc of the United States, Wings for Autism, United States of America
A business approach to sustainable community living
"Mustard Seed Communities" (MSC) facilitates the development of minimum assisted-living communities and provides employment for persons with disabilities by offering skills training and equipment. In 2015 MSC had 12 residential centres catering to some 400 children and adults with disabilities.
Digicel Foundation Jamaica, Jamaica
Bilingual Classes Supporting Families to Learn Sign Language Together
Using a team of one person who is deaf and one who can hear, kinderhände offers bilingual classes in German and ÖGS to children aged six months to 14 years and their families. It also has an online platform for families to use at home, and has developed teacher-training modules to support ÖGS use in schools.
kinderhaende e.V., Austria
A nationwide strategy to fight mental health issues
Implementation starts with visits by a mental health service team to community leaders, local health care personnel, as well as to traditional healers to discuss existing practices and to gain their cooperation. This is followed by education and training to introduce modern mental health concepts and their advantages.
Government of Bhutan, National Mental Health Programme, Bhutan
Promoting Inclusive Sports in Schools
Working in close cooperation with the Special Olympics Austria, Inklusion Sport empowers youth and educators to promote social inclusion. Begun in 2004, they offer unified sport events, education and training in the Austrian state of Styria. Each year five physical education (PE) teachers receive training to become official advisers on inclusive sport.
Basic Initiative for Sports and Inclusion, Austria
Incorporating Universal Design into Home Building
Fundación ONCE has developed a prototype for an intelligent, barrier-free and sustainable house to demonstrate how a variety of needs of disabled people can be met and how Universal Design can be integrated into building. Between 2016 and 2017, more than 70,000 people visited the house on its journey across Spain.
ONCE Foundation, La Casa Accessible, Spain
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