Areas of life

The practices relevant to all or most areas of life are:

Trusts

Summary This practice describes how to leave money/property to beneficiaries with intellectual disabilities without them having to worry about the responsibility of looking after it in their lifetime. Issue addressed It addresses the issue of financial planning and property management for persons with intellectual disabilities, when the parents can and want to leave them assets. […]

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Alternative to guardianship in financial affairs

Summary This practice is the results of a pilot project and research conducted by Bizchut thanks to the Open Society Foundations. The findings of the project are presented in one very comprehensive publication available in English. The report presents the background issues and the alternatives found out in the pilot project. Then it discusses the […]

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Black and White

The Black and White project aims to better implement Article 12 in the Czech Republic. It combines legal expertise and fieldwork conducted with people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities, their families or circles of support. The project is implemented by QUIP and the Association for support of people with intellectual disabilities and their families in the Czech Republic (Inclusion Czech Republic).

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TOPSIDE

TOPSIDE is an Inclusion Europe project aiming to develop peer support and peer training as a new component in informal adult education for people with intellectual disabilities. TOPSIDE developed a training curriculum for adult peer supporters that enables people with intellectual disabilities to formally train and provide support to their peers.

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Health Passport

The Health passport is a document which contains information about appropriate means of communication, support needs and wishes. It has been created for health professionals to best communicate and make appropriate decisions about the care of people with disabilities and other special needs.

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VELA microboards

A Microboard™ is a small (micro) group of committed family and friends who join together with a perticulat individual individual to create a non-profit society, or a board. Together, they will help the individual plan his/her life, advocate for what he/she needs, monitor services and ensure they are safe, and connect him/her to the wider community.

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ACADAS online decision-making tool

This website has been designed for people with (intellectual) disabilities, with an age related illness or with mental health problems. It has been developed by a non-profit, advocacy organisation from Australia, ACADAS Advocacy.

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South Australian Supported Decision Making project

One of the most comprehensive pilot projects and trials aimed at developing a model on supported decision-making based on Article 12 of the CRPD. The approach aimed to maximise the autonomy and the exercise of rights by people with a disability.

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I take care of myself! Power of Attorney in easy language

The “power of attorney in easy language” is a consulting concept to support people with disabilities to create proxies. It shows how to give other persons, by means of a legal document, power to issue declarations and perform legal acts for an individual.

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The Supported Bank Account

The “Supported Bank Account” (“Betreutes Konto”) is a service provided by a mainstream debt counselling service in the city of Vienna in cooperation with some selected banks. The supported account helps the clients with complying to their payment obligations. Through this support service the eviction of many people could already be prevented

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