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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Persons with disabilities

  • We See With Our Brain, Not With Our Eyes

    Access to art for the visually impaired person can be somewhat restricted. This is what inspired artist Clare McLaughlin to create the socially engaged art project, Seen – Unseen.

Organized by UNICEF and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, a conference "The right to inclusive education" dedicated to providing information about General Comment Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on inclusive education, was held in Sarajevo.

From the 21st to the 24th of May 2017, Graz (Austria) hosted the kick off meeting of the international project “All In” which is related to the topic of disability in educational contexts.

Beside Italy, the project involves 8 organizations from 7 different European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovenia and Spain) and it envisages two years of activities, events and transnational initiatives addressed to social workers.

Klaipeda University together with partners from Romania, Spain, Croatia, Portugal and Turkey is carrying out a Project „BUILDING BRIDGES: PROMOTING SOCIAL INCLUSION AND WELLBEING FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS“ funded by Erasmus + programme.

 

The general aim of the project is to promote social inclusion, equity and wellbeing for risk families in Europe through an intervention program for parents of children with special needs.

 

The Project aims at solving the following objectives:

Public Education - Training Center in Karesi-Balıkesir, Turkey, not only serve healthy people but also many handicapped, disabled people in order to take them into life. The principal Mustafa Canseven leading a new project for disabled people encouraged his staff and started a band establishment whose musicians are only disabled, handicapped youngsters such as autistic or mongols.

A sign language course has been launched at Manisa Mental Health and Diseases Hospital to prevent hearing impaired people from having trouble at hospitals, in collaboration with Sehzadeler Public Education Center. 40 hospital staff have attended the 120 hour training, which has “Let’s learn sign language and keep the communication”. 40 people  has started to have 120 hours long training which will last for 4 months. Assoc. Dr. Erol Ozan, manager at Manisa Mental Health and Diseases Hospital, has told that they have started the course to prevent impaired citizens from having trouble. Mr.