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Management of self-help organisations of people with disabilities

UNITED NATIONS
1997

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This publication is based on the discussions, information and experiences shared by the participants of a series of workshops on the management of self-help organisations of people with disabilities organized by ESCAP. The publication outlines common management issues affecting self-help organisations in Asia and the Pacific. It presents a range of approaches that can serve as a useful reference for strengthening self-help organisations of people with disabilities

Disability awareness in action : organisation building

FLETCHER, Agnes
1994

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This kit looks at how organisations of disabled people can improve their structures and the way they work; how they can train and develop individuals to benefit the whole group; and how the organisation itself can then become a better tool for changing the community and the lives of disabled people

Strengthening the role of disabled people in community based rehabilitation programmes

WERNER, David
1994

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This paper, originally an address given in a workshop on CBR in Indonesia in 1994, presents the need to strengthen the role of disabled people in community based rehabilitation programmes. It focuses on the need for rehabilitation of society and not the disabled person, and enablement issues. It also details a primary health project in Mexico PROJIMO, which has disabled staff members on the team, and the benefits of this. The final section is about disabled rights issues and how to strengthen disabled peoples’ roles in society

Disability awareness in action : campaigns

FLETCHER, Agnes
1993

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This resource kit focuses on campaigns run by organisations of disabled people, which promote independence, equality of opportunity and full participation. It proposes that taking part in campaigns will increase members' skills and confidence and show disabled people as active participants in their communities, who have ideas and abilities that can be of benefit to everyone

Resource kit for independent living : tools for power

RATZKA, Adolf D
Ed
1992

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Produced for the Disabled Peoples' International Independent Living Committee, this document is intended to empower disabled individuals and organisations of disabled persons by providing them with easily accessible information on Independent Living philosophy and approach, model projects, and sources of technical assistance in organising grass-roots initiatives. It also serves as a handbook for professionals working in such areas as community planning, social policy and services, rehabilitation, and vocational training. Finally it wants to aid NGO's in their disability work and to inform potential sponsors about the innovative approach that Independent Living entails for the equalisation of opportunities for persons with disabilities

Independent Living Institute

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This site serves self-help organisations of disabled people. It hosts a global network facility where organisations they their partner organisation. Worldwide radio programmes on disability are presented. The site also has an Internet based full text library, which holds about 700 documents

World Institute on Disability (WID)

WORLD INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY (WID)

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This US-based non-profit research, public policy and advocacy centre promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities. Its website links to a number of organisations that are divided by subject area and includes publications.

Global initiative to enfranchise people with disabilities

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTORAL SYSTEMS (IFES)

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Includes information about model programs used in developing and industrialised nations to ensure that people with disabilities can exercise their universal right to vote. The website also contains research, important articles and links. The website is fully accessible to Internet users with disabilities

Gladnet

GLOBAL APPLIED DISABILITY RESEARCH AND INFORMATION NETWORK ON EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING.

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A network bringing together research centres, universities, enterprises, government departments, trade unions and organisations of and for disabled people. Their common goal is to advance competitive employment and training opportunities for disabled people. Through its InfoBase, Gladnet collects and indexes a wide variety of documents, such as reports, goverment documents, external websites and project descriptions, that relate to employment and training for people with disabilities. Most of the InfoBase content falls into the following subject themes -- definitions, evaluation, human rights, legislation & policy, research, and statistics

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