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Reviewing and Planning Individual Supported Living Arrangements
Based on two research phases, the Curtin University in 2017 produced a manual for individual supported living. The manual outlines critical themes and defines attributes to determine the quality of ISL arrangements. These can be scored against specific indicators with an accompanying review scoring booklet.
Curtin University, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Individual Supported Living, Australia
Using Technology to Increase Autonomy
In case of an emergency users can hit the "Big Red Button" app on their Jeenee mobile phone, which puts them in direct contact with the CCA's help centre – staffed by people knowledgeable and trained in disability issues. In 2018, Jeenee Mobile had tens of thousands of customers both with and without disabilities throughout Australia.
Community Connections Australia & Jeenee Mobile, “Big Red Button” App, Australia
Electoral inclusion campaign for people with intellectual disabilities
ICanVote is a campaign to support the right of people with intellectual disabilities to participate in elections. It focuses on providing three key components: easy language and dual-read content on political citizenship, online campaign information through web and social media, and multimedia materials in easy read language.
Inclusion Melbourne, ICanVote, Australia
NGO developing young people with disabilities for leadership positions
In 2019 the Youth Disability Advocacy Service from Australia developed a leadership programme for young people with disabilities aged 14 to 25, and by 2022 there were 120 graduates, most of whom have gained paid employment. In addition, the programme has already been licensed to other organizations.
Youth Affairs Council Victoria, Young Leaders Programme, Australia
A national Inclusive Education policy promoting respect and lifelong learning
Samoa's "Inclusive Education Policy" aims at inclusive and equitable quality education, as well as the promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all. The government itself is responsible for implementing the policy. This takes place within the framework of a five-year plan that involves several ministries and NGOs.
Samoa Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, Inclusive Education Policy, Samoa
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
A rights-based approach for young people to have a place in mainstream classrooms
The Inclusive Education Policy, implemented in 2018, is designed to ensure that all children and young people in Queensland attend their local state school. Each institution is allocated appropriate resources and funding. Individual support during implementation is provided by regional inclusion coaches.
Queensland Department of Education, Inclusive Education Policy, Australia
One platform for all - from assistance to incentives for employers
JobAccess Service helps people with disabilities, employers, employment service providers, and the community to access advice regarding resources, financial assistance, and workplace services. By 2016, the government-driven service has managed 245,000 enquiries and has created 2,500 job opportunities.
Australian Department of Social Services, JobAccess Service 2016 Department of Social Services (DSS), WorkFocus Group, Australia, Australia
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