Organisations

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.

World Enabled

USA

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2429 8th Street
Suite A
Berkeley, CA
94710

An educational non-profit organisation which is based upon the social model of disability. The aim of WorldENABLED is to strive to ensure that a fully inclusive society has been engendered, with a barrier-free access to equality of opportunity

Documenta. Analyses and action towards social justice

Mexico

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Fuego 965
Col. Jardines del Pedregal
01900
Ciudad de México
México

Documenta works to ensure that individuals with disability, particularly, intellectual and psychosocial, have equal access to justice. In order to achieve our goal we work around three strategies: litigation, research and production of audiovisual materials.
on the intersection between the criminal justice system and disability. We do litigation, research

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

STEP (Special Talent Exchange Program)

Pakistan

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109, Khudad Heights
Main Margalla Road, E-11 Islamabad

Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) was conceived and initiated by persons with disabilities themselves in 1997. Being a cross-disability organization STEP is committed to mainstreaming disability in development through empowering individuals and organizations of persons with disabilities as well as sensitizing society about a rights-based approach.

Indigo (formerly Independent Living Centre of Western Australia)

Australia

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11 Aberdare Road Nedlands, WA 6008

Indigo (formerly the Independent Living Centre WA)

Indigo provides information and advice, assessment, training, funding and hire services that enable Australians of all ages and abilities to live more independent and fulfilling lives.

The customer is at the heart of everything we do and we offer expertise in:

assistive technology (devices and equipment)

home modifications

allied health services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology

driving support for first time drivers and people returning to driving following a diagnosis of a medical condition or a disability

training on assistive technology, communication, home modifications and inclusive technology in schools.

Life Haven

Philippines

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2033 Santos Subdivision, Gen. T. De Leon St.,
Valenzuela City
1442 Philipppines

ife Haven Incorporated is an organization duly registered at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 7th, 2005. We are guided by the Independent Living Philosophy, teaching and sharing this to others as part of our active participation in the Independent Living Movement.

We envision a society where people with disabilities are independent, self-determined and participates actively in promoting self-development.

It is our mission to lead the establishment of Independent Living centers in the Philippines as its vehicle towards full empowerment, integration and participation in the community.

Our goals are to lead and promote IL philosophy and concept among PWDs and non-PWDs.

To equip PWDs with the necessary knowledge and skills to exercise the IL philosophy and concept.
To define the criteria of an IL center based on Japan Council on Independent Living Center.
To mobilize resources both local and foreign in the establishment of IL centers.
To work in partnership with other organizations who share similar aims and objectives.
To provide other services that might properly be considered appropriate for the furtherance of the aims and objectives of the organization.

ADD International

UK

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The Old Church School
Butts Hill
Frome
BA11 1HR

ADD's aim is to support the development of a representative and effective disability movement made up of self help organisations of disabled people, actively promoting the rights of all disabled adults and children for full inclusion in society. It also aims to influence development practices and policy makers to include the rights and needs of disabled people in their work

 

Previously ADD (Action on Disability and Development)

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