Empowerment

The practices relevant to Empowerment are:

CREDO Project

Summary “The CREDO Project aims to develop good practice and planning with young people perceived as having profound and complex impairments as they look forward to adult life. It stands for Creating Real and Equal Development Opportunities.” Location UK Organisation/s Circles Network Issues addressed Supporting young people with profound and complex disabilities to transition into […]

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What Matters to Me

Summary ‘Improvements to learning disability services have been documented in recent years, but it is recognised that more needs to happen. This project was developed, with guidance from members of the Bamford Monitoring Group, to explore service users’ and carers’ current views and experiences of learning disability services. In particular, this project sought to give […]

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MOBILE: supporting people who left institutions to live independently

Summary ‘MOBILE is building a network of support and assistance for persons with disabilities living out of institutions, including parents, allowing them to lead an independent life.’ Title MOBILE Location Germany Organisation/s MOBILE- Selbstbestimmtes Leben Behinderter e.V. for independent Living Issues addressed Independent Living Background information ‘For the most part, persons with disabilities still live […]

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Training for an active role in society

Summary ‘Freedom School is a five-day training course for people with disabilities. This interactive summer course focused on developing talents and skills for self-advocacy and implementing personal projects that can contribute to the better participation and self-determination of people with disabilities. The aims of this training are to strengthen the Independent Living movement by attracting […]

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Study kit about citizenship and personal rights

Summary ‘The study kit is an educational program for people with cognitive disabilities to acquire knowledge about citizenship and personal rights. The objective of the program is to develop and test methods, tools, and information materials that provide people within the target group with knowledge of their personal rights, and to give the target group […]

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Voting Without Legal Capacity

Summary ‘Human Rights Advocacy through Learning by Doing is a successful advocacy project for legislature change that promotes the right to vote for persons deprived of their legal capacity. Project activities were carried out using a networking advocacy approach, which included wide cooperation with other self-advocate groups, members of the Croatian self-advocacy network, relevant state […]

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The PRACTICAL Tool for Lawyers: Steps in Supported Decision-Making

Summary The PRACTICAL Tool aims to help identify and implement decision-making options for persons with disabilities that are less restrictive than guardianship by providing information on supporting decision-making for legal professionals. It was published in 2016. Title The PRACTICAL Tool for Lawyers: Steps in Supported Decision-Making Location USA Organisation/s Commission on Law & Aging, Commission […]

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Ceva de Spus

Summary Ceva de Spus is the first independent self-advocacy association in Romania. It aims to build confidence and empower self-advocates by offering support that is person-centred. The support available for making decisions related to work or personal life begins with high levels of support and is reduced as the self-advocate increases their confidence in decision […]

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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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