Organisations

Kenya National Association of the Deaf (KNAD)

Kenya

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PO Box 33445
Nairobi

KNAD's objectives are to promote economic and civil rights of deaf people; provide information research and dissemination; to provide deaf awareness training and adult literacy; to support people with additional handicaps through rehabilitation; to advocate for deaf policy and representation; to cooperate with the World Federation of the Deaf, disability organisations and other NGOs locally and internationally; to devleop and research a Kenyan sign language; and to provide career guidance, counselling and family life education for its deaf members

National Council of Disabled Persons of Zimbabwe (NCDPZ)

Zimbabwe

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P O Box 1952
Bulawayo

Aims to promote the full integration of disabled persons into society; to promote active participation of disabled persons in the planning, implementation and decision-making processes that affect their own lives; to develop and support grassroots disabled persons in both rurala and urban areas to speak out for their interests and their concerns; and to create a society where all disabled people enjoy equal opportunities

Terre des Hommes (TDH) Rehabilitation Centre|King Edward Memorial Hospital

India

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Rasta Peth
Pune 411011

This is a day-care centre based in a hospital. Its main aims are the medical diagnosis and management of physical, mental and emotional problems using a multi-disciplinary approach. Networking and advocacy is done for all types of disability through collaboration with various service providers looking after the promotion of education and skills. Nearly 15 000 children attend the centre each year. The resource centre is not open to the public

Uganda National Association of the Deaf

Uganda

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Plot 1601/2 - Kiwanga Estate,
Namanve - Mukono,
P.O. Box 7339,
Kampala - Uganda

Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD) is a non government and voluntary organisation bringing together all categories of Deaf persons in Uganda including those with multiple disabilities like Deaf-Blind persons.  It is a national umbrella organization for all grass root associations of Deaf persons in Uganda.

In 2003 the Uganda National Association of the Deaf received funding from the World Bank for an HIV awareness project for the deaf in Uganda. The project is being run in collaboration with the Disabled Women's Resource Network and Action on Disability and Development

Malawi Union of the Blind

Malawi

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PO Box 597
Limbe

Malawi Union of Blind is using a small grant from Voluntary Service Oversea's Regional AIDS Initiative of Southern Africa (RAISA) to raise the awareness of young blind students and the people around them about HIV/AIDS and change their behaviour. Using the grant, the Union is training blind students and distributing Braille HIV/AIDS information, education and communication material to the blind

Disabled Women's Network and Resource Organisation

Uganda

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Disabled Women's Network and Resource Organisation (DWNRO)
PO Box 3454 Kampala

DWNRO carried out a study (witha grant form ActionAid) about knowledge, attitudes and pratice of reproductive health and HIV/AIDS among disabled women. The study showed that disabled people, particularly the women, lack knowledge and access to reproductive health services in the country. It also aimed to establish the constraints faced by disabled women while seeking reproductive health services. It shows that many disabled women cannot easily access family planning and HIV/AIDS information from mass media, nor can they insist on having protected sex. The study points out that high levels of poverty, rape and non-use of contraceptives are the most common factors, which predispose disabled women to unwanted pregnancies and HIV/AIDS

Education of Disabled Children Organisation

Uganda

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PO Box 71038
Kampala

Advocacy and lobbying for education of disabled children. Facilitates the provision of assistive devices, counselling of parents and children with disabilities and works to raise public awareness.

Challenged Network of Kenya (CNK)

Kenya

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64513
Nairobi
00620

The organisation aims "to build the capacity of communities comprising of persons with dsabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, youth, women, children, the old and other persons by empowering them through initiatives that enhance better functioning and participation in opportunities for them to have better lives; to empower persons with disabilities in all aspects of life and nation development; to enlighten the community on issues dealing with disabilities and allowing the persons with disability to participate fully; to train the youth and women on income generating activities.

European Network On Independent Living (ENIL)

Ireland

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Ground Floor
Chase House
City Junction Business Park
Northern Cross
Malahide Road
Dublin

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is a Europe-wide network of people with disabilities, with members throughout Europe. ENIL is a forum for all disabled people, Independent Living organisations and their non-disabled allies on the issues of Independent Living. ENIL represents the disability movement for human rights and social inclusion based on solidarity, peer support, de-institutionalisation, democracy, self-representation, cross disability and self-determination.

ENIL promotes equal opportunities for disabled people and fights against discrimination in Europe. ENIL addresses the under-representation of persons with extensive disabilities in European disability and social politics, as well as in mainstream society

National Disability Services (Australia)

Australia

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National Disability Services Limited
ABN 52 008 445 485

National Office
Locked Bag 3002
DEAKIN WEST ACT 2600

33 Thesiger Court
DEAKIN ACT 2600

National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia's peak body for non-government disability service organisations. Collectively, the 990 NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability. Members range in size from small support groups to large multi-service organisations

United Cerebral Palsy

USA

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1825 K Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Its mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network. Provides a list of resources covering topics including public policy, education, employment, assistive technologies, health, housing and travel. A list of related organisations in other areas of the world is given. 

Disability Development Services Program

Cambodia

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PO Box 9206, Pursat

DDSP, "Disability Development Services Program", is a Cambodian non-governmental organisation launched in January 2003. This small organisation has changed its name from “Disability Development Services Pursat” to “Disability Development Services Program” since 25th January 2010.
DDSP is one of the few rural Cambodian organisations providing community services to disabled people and other poor people. DDSP works with all disabled people, their families and the most poor, but focuses on the most vulnerable, especially disabled children, women, landmine survivors and people with severe disabilities such as paraplegia and cerebral palsy.

YOU ABLE Onlus

Italy

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YOU ABLE Onlus is an International Non Profit Organisation committed to improving the quality of lives of people with a disability, both in Italy and abroad, by providing rehabilitation services, also for victims of wars, natural disasters or other emergency situations.

You Able Onlus was founded on 2012 by a group of experts, with disability and not, already working or volunteering in disability matters, searching an Organisation that will offer all necessary expertise to adopt projects with a full approach on disability - technology, rehabilitation, engineering, social inclusion, sport (marathons and paratriathlon), peer-to-peer support. 

Main achievements of the Association:

- Give access to technology trough creating a network of organisations worldwide 

- Promote sport in Italy and abroad

- Support the creation of independent orthopaedic laboratory or agreements with available services locally, upgrade technical skills, help to support a patient from the trauma to a complete rehabilitation

Children with Disability Australia (CDA)

Australia

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PO Box 172
Clifton Hill
Victoria, 3058

Children with Disability Australia (CDA) is the national peak body that represents children and young people with disability aged 0-25. CDA is a not for profit, community based organisation and has a national membership of 5000 with the majority being families.

CDA’s vision is that children and young people with disability living in Australia are afforded every opportunity to thrive, achieve their potential and that their rights and interests as individuals, members of a family and their community are met.

CDA works at the national level to progress opportunities and inclusion of all children and young people with disability living in Australia. It works to achieve these aims by:

• Educating national public policy-makers and the broader community about the needs of children and young people with disability.

• Representing children and young people with disability to ensure the best possible support and services are available from government and the community.

• Informing children and young people with disability, families and care givers about their rights and entitlements to services and support.

• Celebrating the successes and achievements of children and young people with disability.

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