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Lurie Institute for Disability Policy;
This report presents a national overview of the barriers to civic engagement that disabled people experience. Drawing on our findings from surveys, a Twitter chat, and interviews, we offer recommendations for the philanthropic sector and for civic engagement organizations aspiring to create a more inclusive and responsive democracy to build civic power among people with disabilities. Civic power in this report is conceptualized as opportunities for people with disabilities to amplify, mobilize, and elevate their voices and infuence within democracy.This report centers the expertise, insights and lived experiences of people with disabilities, including leaders from various disability communities. Our findings reaffirm that no disability rights issue exists outside the sphere of civic engagement and no meaningful civic engagement strategy can emerge without attention to disability rights. Supported by the Ford Foundation's Civic Engagement and Government (CEG) program, this report is a collaboration between the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy and the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, both based at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy. The disability rights mantra "nothing about us, without us" informs the questions, methods and content in this report. We hope the findings and recommendations will inspire new thinking and action within philanthropy and civic engagement spaces, and spark courageous conversations and inform practices within the vital organizations working to strengthen democracy in the United States.
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria;
The report sets out the outcomes of a rapid human rights-based global monitoring initiative – the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor (COVID-DRM) – sponsored by a consortium of seven leading disability rights organisations, which took place between 20 April and 8 August this year. Through centring the testimonies of 2,152 respondents from 134 countries, predominantly from persons with disabilities themselves, the report draws the worrying conclusion that states have overwhelmingly failed to take sufficient measures to protect the rights of persons with disabilities in their responses to the pandemic.Perhaps most troubling of all, it highlights that some states have actively pursued policies which result in wide-scale violations of the rights to life and health of persons with disabilities, as well as impacting on a wide range of other rights including the rights to liberty; freedom from torture, ill-treatment, exploitation, violence and abuse; the rights to independent living and inclusion in the community, and to inclusive education, among others. Such practices give rise to specific instances of discrimination on the basis of disability, and must be directly challenged and prevented.Notably, these issues are not confined to developing countries alone. While the pandemic has strained public authorities in virtually every country, one significant finding of this study is that persons with disabilities report being left behind in countries regardless of their level of development, across both wealthy and developing states. In many cases, the disproportionate impact of the virus and state responses could have been predictable – and steps should have been taken to mitigate some of the worst effects. In some cases, the failure to act has had fatal consequences. In other cases, states have taken actions which cause further harm to persons with disabilities such as through denying access to basic and emergency health care, imposing dangerous lockdowns on overcrowded institutions, and through heavy-handed enforcement of public security measures.
National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers;
As a growing number of foundations consider disability inclusion in the context of their internal policies and practices as well as their external-facing work, the need to strengthen the infrastructure and ecosystem that supports those efforts is becoming increasingly important. This working paper, commissioned by the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNCG), provides a high-level overview of the current philanthropic landscape—the ways in which foundations are incorporating disability inclusion into their work as well as the ways in which consultants have been supporting their efforts.
European Foundation Centre (EFC);
This publication of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) Disability Thematic Network features case studies by European foundations who each share their insights and lessons learned from organising accessible events that are inclusive for persons with disabilities. Alongside the case studies is a checklist for events planners to use when organising accessible events, both offline and online, covering everything from initial planning, through to communications around the event, venues, and sessions. A set of recommendations on how to make the process easier and more efficient is also included.
European Foundation Centre (EFC);
This publication aims to raise awareness and promote the potential of European social economy enterprises and organisations in the inclusion of people with disabilities by sharing good practices which look at: employment, training and education, services and accessibility.The content of this guide is based on information and expertise provided and gathered by members of the Social Economy and Disability Working Group (SE&D) through consultation with the Social Economy Europe (SEE) member organisations and partners, as well as other relevant stakeholders in the field.
This literature review presents identified barriers to receiving intensive interventions for autism.
Literature review of behavioral and mental health professional burnout and retention strategies that can be used to prevent turnover.
This is a literature review on the impact of therapy location on treatment outcomes.
This report examines the service model of Wilder's Customized Living program, describes similar models of care currently operating in Minnesota, assesses the costs and benefits of these programs, and describes challenges providers face in executing this model. It includes an annotated bibliography of relevant literature.
European Foundation Centre (EFC);
Questa pubblicazione del Disability Thematic Network dell'European Foundation Centre (EFC) presenta alcuni esempi di esperienze fatte dalle fondazioni europee nell'organizzazione di eventi accessibili ed inclusivi per le persone con disabilità. La pubblicazione include anche una checklist per gli organizzatori di eventi da utilizzare nell'organizzazione di eventi accessibili, sia offline che online, dalla pianificazione iniziale alla comunicazione dell'evento, ai luoghi e alle sessioni. È inclusa anche una serie di raccomandazioni su come rendere il processo più facile ed efficiente.This publication of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) Disability Thematic Network features case studies by European foundations who each share their insights and lessons learned from organising accessible events that are inclusive for persons with disabilities. Alongside the case studies is a checklist for events planners to use when organising accessible events, both offline and online, covering everything from initial planning, through to communications around the event, venues, and sessions. A set of recommendations on how to make the process easier and more efficient is also included.English version: https://efc.issuelab.org/resource/how-do-they-do-it-efc-members-share-good-practice-on-organising-accessible-events.html
Center for Economic and Policy Research;
Most Americans know that their earnings are subject to the Social Security payroll tax. Not as many are aware that the amount of earnings subject to the tax, while liable to change, is capped at the same level for everyone, regardless of total earnings. This year, the maximum wage earnings subject to the payroll tax is $132,900.The cap on the Social Security payroll tax means that those with the highest earnings effectively pay a lower rate. People who earn a million dollars a year pay this tax on about an eighth of their earnings. People who earn a quarter of a million dollars pay the tax on just over half their earnings. It is important to note that this just applies to wage earnings, not other forms of income. If the individual earning $250,000 a year makes another $250,000 from investments, then they end up paying the Social Security tax on about a fourth of their income. The vast majority of workers fall below the $132,900 cap though, and have significantly less stock or other income, if any. As a result, all or most of their income is subject to the payroll tax.
Despite the fact that one-in-five people in America has a disability and the Americans with Disabilities Act (prohibiting discrimination based on disability) has been law of the land for nearly 30 years, people with disabilities are not fully welcomed, respected, accepted or included in our work and communities. This is true even in the places where you think they would be – at foundations and nonprofits.Nonprofits and foundations are full of good work and good will. Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of people who work in the social sector say their organizations have a made a public commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and have policies that prohibit the group from denying people with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in services and activities. This new study, "Disability in Philanthropy & Nonprofits: A Study on the Inclusion and Exclusion of the 1-in-5 People Who Live with a Disability and What You Can Do to Make Things Better," examines the current landscape of disability inclusion in nonprofits and foundations, as well as what is working, what helps, and how we can all do better.