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Using pictures to promote health
"Picture my Participation" is a paediatric self-report tool that uses pictures to discuss health-related topics for children aged 5–17 in various contexts and settings. The tool can be used to measure the level of participation of children with disabilities in low and middle income countries (LAMI) and other marginalised communities
Child and Adolescent Health Service of Western Australia, Australia
Initiating microfinancing and micro-enterprises for a whole city sub-district
In 2015, YPSA surveyed 1,250 persons with disabilities in Sitakund and organized them into 50 self-help groups. Based on their socio-economic background and personal interest, 250 persons were selected to receive interest-free loans, vocational training as well as support to establish their own businesses.
YPSA - Young Power in Social Action, Sitakund sub-district of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Holistic support system from early childhood to vocational training
"Learn for life" provides a range of support mechanisms for children with disabilities at all stages of schooling, from early childhood intervention to vocational training. Local disabled person’s organizations assume leadership of the programme and continue the work after its support is phased out.
DRRA - Disabled Rehabilitation and Research Association, Learn for Life, Bangladesh
Providing a variety of career services for high school students with disabilities
Georgia's HSHT programme offers high school students (aged 16 to 21) with disabilities comprehensive, community-based exposure to academic and career services such as Mentoring , industry tours , work internships , college fairs , family engagement. In 2015, students had a graduation rate of 88 per cent.
Georgia Committee for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities, Inc., Georgia’s High School/High Tech (HSHT) programme, United States of America
Changing exclusionary behaviour patterns through advocacy
"It's about Ability" was a nationwide TV and radio campaign to improve the attitude towards Inclusive Education. Whereas in 2010 only 35% of the population found it acceptable for a child with a disability to attend the same class as their own non-disabled child, this figure increased to 78% in 2015.
UNICEF - Montenegro, “It's about Ability” Programme, 2010-2014, UNICEF Montenegro, in partnership with Government of Montenegro, EU and others, Montenegro, Montenegro