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Young Volunteers as Agents for Social Inclusion
Unidos trains young people as volunteers – called "Allies" –, who then accompany people with disabilities to participate in the various Unidos social programmes. Through social franchising the programme has been rolled-out to six cities across the country, supporting 1,877 people with disabilities in 2017.
Unidos Somos Iguales, Mexico
Empowering Individuals in their Right to Vote
ENABLE Scotland and the UK Electoral Commission have jointly developed easy-read guides to support people with learning disabilities to vote, plus voting factsheets for family members and support workers. In addition, workshops and events are organised where people with learning disabilities meet their local politicians.
ENABLE Scotland, #ENABLEtheVote, United Kingdom
Youth transition programme
The Youth Transition Program (YTP) is a collaborative school-to-work transition programme that serves young adults with disabilities statewide in Oregon, USA. The purpose of YTP is to prepare young adults for employment or career-related post-secondary education. YTP is jointly funded by local schools and Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation.
University of Oregon, Youth transition programme, United States of America
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
Broad Integration in the labour market
Local and national campaigns like "Sprawni w Pracy", which means "Able at Work", have drawn Polish society’s attention to the situation of people with disabilities and their low level of employment. Friends of Integration also assists people in finding employment by operating five Integration Centres.
Friends of Integration Association, Broad Integration in the labour market, Poland
Creating employer demand for inclusive hiring
By taking a demand rather than a supply focus, the initiative enters into a direct dialogue with employers, informing them why persons with intellectual disabilities make excellent employees and can fill regularly occurring vacancies. Begun in 2014 1,159 employment opportunities were secured by September 2016.
Canadian Department of Employment and Social Development, Ready, Willing and Able Initiative (RWA) of 2014-2017 Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada, Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA), Canada, Canada