The project "Prototype pilot of Accessibility Audit and Self-Advocacy" is carried out between September 2021 - August 2022, in order to help young people with disabilities to live an independent and fulfilling life without the support of their parents. We contribute to this vision through offering necessary tools for such young people and their parents, through training personal assistants and through the integration of these youngsters in EcoVisio activities.
It is planned to attract and train personal assistants to support beneficiaries with disabilities during their participation in EcoVisio events, as well as in developing social skills in daily life (such as using public transport, visiting public places, etc.).
We will analyze our activities, experiment and work on an Accessibility Audit, so that we can later help other organizations to become more inclusive.
We work with 15 young people and their families, as well as a few people who aspire to become personal assistants.
Parents of young people with disabilities learn how to help their children become independent, how to educate them. The trainings address topics such as Sex Education, Fears, Limiting Beliefs, Depression, Video Modeling, Visual Education, Icon Communication, etc.
Young people with disabilities participate as guests and volunteers in the trainings and activities organized by EcoVisio and other organizations - at IarmarEco 2021, at the Potato Fest and the Katalyst Kitchens events.
Beneficiaries learn to ride a bike, be able to use it as means of transportation and to participate in themed events such as Critical Mass.
The project"Prototype pilot of Accessibility Audit and Self-Advocacy" is funded by IM Swedish Development Partner. IM is not responsible for the content and not necessarily in agreement with any views expressed.