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The 2018 Annual Workability International Conference may be over....but the lessons learned will go on
Samhall and Workability International held the Lead the Way conference in Stockholm, 28-30 May 2018. There were three days of workshops, keynote speakers and presentations by inspiring thought leaders and top decision makers. Together we learned from each other’s best practices which will help us all lead the way towards equity in employment for people with disabilities everywhere.
We celebrated 30 years of international cooperation as Workability International stepped into our fourth decade of championing the rights to work for people with disabilities.
Check out some of the presentations HERE: http://leadtheway.samhall.se/
Did you know?
Founded in 1999, EnAble India, a non-profit organization, works for the “economic independence and dignity of persons with a disability.”
EnAble India is the founder of “Enable Academy”-India’s online collaborative community initiative for mainstreaming livelihoods of persons with a disability and so much more!
For more information – visit www.enableindia.org
It started 50 years ago when the Nunawading Apex Club realized a gap in services. With the mayor’s support, NADRASCA was established in 1967, in Melbourne, Australia. Nadrasca’s purpose is simply to “Establish & Develop a Range of Services for People with a Disability.”
Being trustworthy, caring, respectful and supportive are the values in which this organisation provides a range of services and employment for over 400 people. Services are offered across 22 locations in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
These services include:
Nadrasca Industry, a Supported Employment service
Nadrasca Community, which is made up of five service areas
Nadrasca Training, which provides Certificate Level training (in Transition Education and Work Education) in partnership with the Box Hill Institute.
Congratulations for your 50th anniversary and for winning the Deakin Community Award, in July of this year.
To read more, visit the Nasdrasca website at: http://nadrasca.com.au/ and be sure to sign up for their newsletter
Founded in 1949, IHC has become New Zealand’s leading provider of services for people with intellectual disabilities. IHC is committed to supporting people with intellectual disabilities to lead satisfying lives in the community. IHC raises money and awareness of the issues though charitable activities, advocacy programmes, social media and other methods. Staffed by over 5500, IHC is the largest non-government social housing provider prioritising people with disabilities.
DID YOU KNOW?
IHC provides a free book service, as a way of supporting families. Click here to get your free book. They also have a growing IHC library of resources available for finding relevant and reliable information. Subscribe to their Monthly Hot Issues Newsletter here.
To Donate, Find an Office, Volunteer or become a Member, visit https://ihc.org.nz/
“A commercial business with a social purpose.” Established as an Industrial Training Unit for People with Disabilities in 1974, Southland DisAbility Enterprises (SDE) provides meaningful and encouraging personal development through employment opportunities. SDE received a grant last month that will support the purchase of additional equipment and transportation, and ultimately create more jobs and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the Invercargill, New Zealand community. Congratulations SDE!
For more information visit: http://sde.org.nz/
For 35 years Shaw Trust has supported local disabled people find employment, working to create brighter futures for the people and communities across the UK. Over 1100 staff and many volunteers, Shaw Trust operates charitable social enterprises, retail shops and work alongside Shaw Education Trust, which runs a diverse chain of academy schools. Shaw Trust has grown to support over 50,000 people a year to live independent and inclusive lives in Wales and in Scotland.
For more information visit: www.shaw-trust.org.uk
Do you know about ACHIEVE HUMAN SERVICES, INC. in Arizona USA?
For over 50 years, ACHIEVE, a Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP), has been serving individuals with disabilities with housing opportunities, employment training and career opportunities. They have an outstanding vision of creating and expanding opportunities, and leading people with purpose. This is done by treating all people with dignity and respect ina safe and secure environment.
Read More about ACHIEVE at: http://www.achievehs.org
Eloura Association in Australia is "making a difference to peoples lives." provides quality education and employment training to people with a disability in Cootamundra, Young, Temora, Harden Coleambally and surrounding districts.
The Elouera Special School has provided education to children in the area for over 40 years and more recently Elouera Industries, Elouera Laundry, Elouera Recycling and Elouera TT's Cafe have provided employment and training to adults with a disability.
Visit them at: www.elouera-association.com
Known as one of South Australia’s oldest and most respected disability service providers, Minda’s vision for people with disabilities is to live enriched lives. From disability support to housing options, aged care and much more, Minda offers support to over 1500 South Australians. Now in it's 119th year, service quality and continuous improvement remains a focus of this values-based organization. www.mindainc.com.au
Eden Social Welfare Foundation service include vocational training for physically and mentally disabled individuals of adult age, job counseling, emotional therapy, as well as early intervention services for children with delayed development and residential care for seniors. The Foundation steadfastly believes in “providing holistic care throughout life”, providing the physically and mentally disabled with complete services that encompasses body, mind and soul.
NDS: A strong voice for disabilty service providers
NDS is the only organisation that represents the full spectrum of disability service providers across Australia. From small support groups to large multi-service organizations, NDS has been providing a united voice on disability issues for over 7 decades. Promoting quality service provisions and life opportunities for people with disabilities, NDS is THE Australian peak body for non-government disability services.
Read more at: https://www.nds.org.au/
Did you KNOW?
The Goodwill Industries International, Inc.(GII) Member Services center, located in Rockville, MD, offers local Goodwills® a number of benefits to enhance their programs and services, and grow their Goodwills. GII is made up of a network of over 162 independent Goodwills strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work!
Find out more about Goodwill at http://www.goodwill.org/