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CHAMP

CHAMP is a knowledge organisation for companies, government bodies and public organisations. CHAMP provides contract research and specialist consultancy on social security and active labour market policy for people with disabilities. CHAMP issues an independent evaluation of quality.

Contact: Edwin de Vos
Email: Edldevos@gmail.com
Country: The Netherlands
Website: www.eldevos.com

EnableLink

EnableLink is the online portal to Abilities Magazine. The goal of EnableLink is to link people with disabilities to a world of resources.

Contact: Raymond Cohen
Email: ray@abilities.ca
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Website: http://www.abilities.ca

Pacific Rim

With its beginnings dating back to 1985, the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities has evolved into one of the top rated international educational offerings for and from persons with disabilities, family members, researchers, service providers, policymakers, community leaders, advocates, and nationally recognized professionals in the various disciplines in the diverse field of disabilities. Learn More

Contact: Charmaine Crockett, Special Projects Coordinator
Email: cccrocke@hawaii.edu
Location: Honolulu, HI
Country: USA
Website: www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/

Access Guide Canada

"The mission of Access Guide Canada (AGC) is to bring you the most accurate listings on accessible resources possible - a pool of information from which we may all benefit. Access Guide Canada is brought to you by the Canadian Abilities Foundation."

Contact: Raymond Cohen
Email: ray@abilities.ca
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Website: http://www.abilities.co/agc

The Access to Learning Canada

The Access to Learning Canada (ATLC) online inventory is a resource that students with disabilities, parents and guidance counsellors can use when thinking about an institution and its disability services. This resource is intended to assist in the research phase and provides additional tools for students to gather accessibility information specific to their needs.

Contact: Raymond Cohen
Email: ray@abilities.ca
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Website: http://www.accesstolearning.ca

Daktari Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage

Daktari wants to educate and inspire children to care for their environment through the medium of a wildlife orphanage. Daktari was created by Michèle and Ian Merrifield, who registered it as a non-profit company in 2002. It is an organisation of people who care, not only for animals and nature, but also for those less fortunate than themselves. The word “Daktari” is an indigenous form of the word “doctor” – one who cares for life.

Email: info@daktaribushschool.org
Location: Limpopo
Country: South Africa
Website: http://www.daktaribushschool.org/

Harvard Project on Disability

The central mission of the Harvard Project on Disability is to support the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This landmark human rights treaty mandates that persons with disabilities enjoy the same rights as all other persons. The United Nations adopted this agreement in December 2006, and it became binding international law in May 2008. The CRPD commits countries to ensuring equality for persons with disabilities as well as to stopping discrimination against them. The CRPD offers an essential opportunity to improve the lives of the 650 million persons with disabilities worldwide.

Email: info@hpod.org
Location: Massachusetts
Country: United States
Website: http://www.hpod.org/

TASH

TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm. TASH is an organization of members concerned with human dignity, civil rights, education, and independence for all individuals with disabilities. We have over thirty chapters and members from thirty-four different countries and territories. Since our inception over twenty-five years ago, TASH has gained international acclaim for our uncompromising stand against separatism, stigmatization, abuse and neglect. We actively promote the full inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of life. TASH believes that no one with a disability should be forced to live, work, or learn in a segregated setting; that all individuals deserve the right to direct their own lives. TASH 's mission is to eliminate physical and social obstacles that prevent equity, diversity, and quality of life.

Contact: Pamela Lamar-Dukes
Email: pdukes@tash.org
Location: District of Columbia
Country: United States
Website: http://www.tash.org

Source, International Information Support Centre

Source provides access to 25,000 resources relating to the management, practice and communication of international health and disability issues. It includes both published and unpublished materials, many originating from developing countries. Source is a collaborative venture of the Centre for International Health and Development, Handicap International and Healthlink Worldwide

Location: London
Country: UK
Website: www.asksource.info/

World Health Organization

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.

Location: Geneva
Country: Switzerland
Website: www.who.int/en/

World Institute on Disability

The World Institute on Disability is an internationally recognized public policy center organized by and for people with disabilities. It works to strengthen the disability movement through research, training, advocacy and public education to help people with disabilities throughout the world enjoy increased opportunities to live independently.

Contact: Jennifer Geagan
Email: DisabilityWorld@wid.org
Location: California
Country: USA
Website: www.wid.org

Employers' Forum on Disability

he Employers' Forum on Disability is the world's leading employers' organisation focused on disability as it affects business. Funded and managed by over 400 members, we make it easier to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers. This site includes information about us, our publications, events, and information on the DDA.

Contact: Liz Nightingale
Email: liz.nightingale@efd.org.uk
Country: United Kingdom
Website: www.efd.org.uk

Disability Related Policy in Canada

The Disability-Related Policy Website is a tool of the Disability and Information Technologies (Dis-IT) Research Alliance, headed by Deborah Stienstra at the University of Manitoba, and the community of disability organizations in Canada. The goals of the website are to build the capacity of the disability community to engage with federal and provincial/territorial governments in policy discussion and development related to disability supports, and to strengthen capacity of the community and governments to more effectively draw on the knowledge base of the disability community about disability supports needs, issues, best practice and policy options. These goals were expressed by disability organizations at meetings hosted by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) in March 2004.

Contact: Deborah Stienstra
Email: stienstr@cc.umanitoba.ca
Country: Canada
Website: www.disabilitypolicy.ca/

Center for International Rehabilitation

CIRRIE facilitates the sharing of information and expertise in rehabilitation research between the U.S. and other countries through a wide range of programs. The site contains an international research database, information about international exchange programs, ICF utilization, cultural competence information and additional resources.

Contact: John Stone
Email: jstone@buffalo.edu
Location: Buffalo, New York
Country: USA
Website: cirrie.buffalo.edu/

World Association for Supported Employment

The mission of United Nations Resolution 48/96 is to stimulate the quality of life by supporting the implementation of the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities. The mission of the World Association for Supported Employment. (WASE) within the scope of the UN’s Resolution, is the vocational integration of people (using the principle and technology of Supported Employment) throughout the world.

Contact: Michael Kamp, Secretary-general
Email: mkamp@ziggo.nl
Website: www.wase.net

Inclusion International

Inclusion International (II) is a global federation of family-based organizations advocating for the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities worldwide. II represents over 200 member federations in 115 countries throughout five regions Middle East and North Africa, Europe, Africa and the Indian Ocean, the Americas, and Asia Pacific.

Contact: Raquel Gonzalez, Coordinator
Email: r.gonzalez@uel.ac.uk
Location: London
Country: UK
Website: www.inclusion-international.org

Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. JAN is one of several ODEP projects. JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects. JAN's efforts are in support of the employment, including self-employment and small business ownership, of people with disabilities. JAN represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available. JAN's work has greatly enhanced the job opportunities of people with disabilities by providing information on job accommodations since 1984. In 1991 JAN expanded to provide information on the Americans with Disabilities Act. JAN consultants have obtained at least one Master's degree in their specialized fields, ranging from rehabilitation counseling to education and engineering. The development of the JAN system has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of the U.S. DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy, the International Center for Disability Information at West Virginia University, and private industry throughout North America.

Contact: Beth Loy, Disability and Policy Analyst
Email: loy@jan.wvu.edu
Location: West Virginia
Country: USA
Website: www.jan.wvu.edu/

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

the disability ,rights education and defense fund logo Founded in 1979 by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.

Contact: Susan Henderson, Managing Director
Email: henderson@dredf.org
Country: United States of America
Website: dredf.org

European Union of Supported Employment

The aim of EUSE is to facilitate the development of Supported Employment throughout Europe and provide a platform for networking with other organisations and associations at European and worldwide level. The main objective is to promote the Supported Employment Model through exchange of information and knowledge on good practice. This is achieved through a number of activities, such as conferences, political lobbying, and information exchange.
The Secretariat of EUSE can be contacted at info@niuse.org.uk

Email: niuse@dnet.co.uk
Country: Northern Ireland
Website: www.euse.org

UN Enable - Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Division for Social Policy and Development of the United Nations Secretariat in New York is the focal point within the United Nations system on matters relating to disability. Within the Division, the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities provides support to the work of the Ad Hoc Committee on a disability convention, deals with promotion, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the World Programme of Action and the Standard Rules. It also prepares publications and acts as a clearing-house for information on disability issues; promotes national, regional and international programmes and activities; provides support to Governments and non-governmental organizations; gives substantial support to technical co-operation projects and activities.

Website: www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/

Employment and Disability Institute

The Employment and Disability Institute (EDI) conducts research and provides continuing education and technical assistance on many aspects of disability in the workplace. Researchers and practitioners at the Cornell ILR School with expertise in disability have helped companies, labor organizations, government agencies, schools, and communities throughout the United States and abroad to accommodate and integrate individuals with disabilities. The EDI team consults with policy makers, disability advocates, and rehabilitation program professionals. Also, EDI contributes to developing inclusive workplace systems and communities through methods such as engaging in research and producing scholarly articles, developing training materials, conducting training sessions domestically and internationally, and offering technical assistance on a wide array of disability-related matters.

Contact: Susanne Bruyère
Email: smb23@cornell.edu
Country: United States
Website: www.edi.cornell.edu

Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies is a dynamic, hands-on academic program responding to a field that is constantly changing. Students at the University of Calgary learn to support individuals and communities as they take control of their own well-being.

Contact: Aldred Neufeldt
Email: aneufeld@ucalgary.ca
Country: Canada
Website: www.crds.org/

School of Human Services - Griffith University

The School of Human Services at Griffith University is committed to excellence in teaching and research. With some of the most innovative degree programs in Australia, the curriculum focuses on preparing graduates for the human services workforce.

Contact: Nick Buys
Email: n.buys@mailbox.gu.edu.au
Country: Australia
Website: www.griffith.edu.au/school/hsv/

HAREC - Centrum för handikapp- och rehabiliteringsforskning

HAREC Disability and Rehabilitation Research Centre was established to promote and coordinate research in the southern part of Sweden. As a cooperation between five different universities, the disability and rehabilitation research is extensive, dynamic and spans a wide range of disciples. HAREC acts as a bond between different research areas, such as law, medicine, social science, technology and health care.

Contact: Stig Larsson
Email: stig.larsson@smi.mas.lu.se
Country: Sweden
Website: www.harec.se/?setlanguage=en-US

Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD)

Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD) was founded to promote the activities of persons with disabilities in every way possible both within and outside Japan. Via international exchange, they strive to strengthen all relationships devoted to the promotion of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

Contact: Hiroshi Kawamura
Email: hkawa@attglobal.net
Country: Japan
Website: www.jsrpd.jp/

National Centre for Persons with Disabilities

The National Centre for Persons with Disabilities is a non-governmental agency (NGO) that promotes equalization for persons with disabilities through training, information, research and consultative services.

Contact: Beverly Beckles
Email: ncpd@carib-link.net
Country: West Indies
Website: www.ncpdtt.org

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

TNO is a knowledge organisation for companies, government bodies and public organisations. They provide contract research and specialist consultancy as well as grant licences for patents and specialist software. TNO tests and certifies products and services, and issues an independent evaluation of quality. They set up new companies to market innovations.

Contact: Edwin de Vos
Email: E.dVos@arbeid.tno.nl
Country: The Netherlands
Website: www.tno.nl

National Federation of the Blind

Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons. The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind is two-fold—to help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and to act as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind.

Contact: Patricia Maurer, Director of Community Relations
Email: CommunityRelations@NFB.ORG
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Website: www.nfb.org

National Organization on Disability

The mission of the National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. By raising disability awareness through programs and information, N.O.D works toward closing the participation gaps.

Contact: Rik Opstelten, Information Specialist
Email: opsteltenh@nod.org, ability@nod.org
Location: Washington, DC
Website: www.nod.org

Disabled Peoples' International

Disabled Peoples' International is a network of national organizations or assemblies of disabled people established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.

Contact: Adnan Mirza
Email: adnan@dpi.org, info@dpi.org
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Country: Canada
Website: www.dpi.org

European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)

The European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) promotes the equalization of opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high quality service systems in Europe. EASPD represents more than 7000 service provider organizations across Europe.

Contact: Ms Stefana Cankova, Project and Membership Officer
Email: info@easpd.eu
Location: Brussels
Country: Belgium
Website: www.easpd.eu

National Association of the Physical Disabled - Nepal

NAPD-Nepal is registered non-governmental, non-profit making and non-political self-motive organization. It stands for comprehensive development of physical disabled of Nepal through mobilizing existing resources and opportunities in optimum level.

Contact: Kiran Shilpakar, Vice President
Email: napdnepal@enet.com.np
Location: Lalitpur
Country: Nepal
Website: www.disabilitynepal.org

National Association of the Physical Disabled - Nepal

NAPD-Nepal is registered non-governmental, non-profit making and non-political self-motive organization. It stands for comprehensive development of physical disabled of Nepal through mobilizing existing resources and opportunities in optimum level.

Contact: Kiran Shilpakar, Vice President
Email: napdnepal@enet.com.np
Location: Lalitpur
Country: Nepal
Website: http://www.napdnepal.org.np/

San Diego State University Interwork Institute

San Diego State University Interwork Institute is an auxiliary of the Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education (within the College of Education), positioned as the organizational structure for extramural efforts. Interwork's activities focus on promoting the integration of all individuals, including those with disabilities, into all aspects of school, work, family, and community life. The Institute conducts research, training, and education using a variety of strategies including distance learning technologies. Education and research efforts involve organizations and individuals in the US, the Pacific Basin, Asia, South America, and Europe.

Contact: Sharon Davis, Assistant to Director
Email: sdavis@interwork.sdsu.edu
Location: San Diego, CA
Country: USA
Website: www.interwork.sdsu.edu

ILO Publications on Disability and Work

This page lists many papers and publications available for download. Publications are available in English, español, deutsch, & français.

Email: disability@ilo.org
Website: www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/skills/disability/publ/index.htm

ILO Disability and Work Programme

The Disability Programme promotes equality of opportunity and treatment for persons with disabilities in vocational rehabilitation, training and employment, as reflected in Convention No. 159 concerning Vocational Rehabilitation of Employment of Disabled Persons, 1983, and the ILO Code of Practice on Managing Disability in the Workplace adopted in 2001. It works to increase knowledge on the training and employment of people with disabilities, by carrying out applied research relating to policy and practice, compiling and disseminating information, publishing guidelines and manuals, and sponsoring other research and reports.

Email: disability@ilo.org
Website: www.ilo.org/employment/disability

ILO Disability and Work Programme

The Disability Programme promotes equality of opportunity and treatment for persons with disabilities in vocational rehabilitation, training and employment, as reflected in Convention No. 159 concerning Vocational Rehabilitation of Employment of Disabled Persons, 1983, and the ILO Code of Practice on Managing Disability in the Workplace adopted in 2001. It works to increase knowledge on the training and employment of people with disabilities, by carrying out applied research relating to policy and practice, compiling and disseminating information, publishing guidelines and manuals, and sponsoring other research and reports.

Email: disability@ilo.org
Website: www.ilo.org/global/topics/skills-knowledge-and-employability/disability-and-work/lang--en/index.htm

ILO Disability Code of Practice

Code of practice for managing disability in the workplace (pdf)

Email: murrayb@ilo.org
Website: www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/skills/disability/download/codeeng.pdf

AGEFIPH

L'Agefiph contribue à la politique de l'emploi conduite par l'Etat. Elle est au service des entreprises et des personnes handicapées et se trouve au cœur du partenariat qu'elle suscite entre les acteurs économiques, sociaux et associatifs. L'éventail de ses interventions lui permet d'apporter des réponses à toutes les étapes de l'insertion.

Country: France
Website: www.agefiph.asso.fr

Canadian Human Rights Commission
(La Commission canadienne des droits de la personne)

The Canadian Human Rights Commission administers both the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Employment Equity Act, and ensures that the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination are followed in all areas of federal jurisdiction.

Email: info.com@chrc-ccdp.ca
Country: Canada
Website: www.chrc-ccdp.ca

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Federal laws preventing job discrimination. EEOC also provides oversight and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies.

Email: info@ask.eeoc.gov
Location: Washington, D.C.
Country: United States
Website: www.eeoc.gov

REHADAT Information System on Vocational Rehabilitation

REHADAT is an information system supporting the vocational integration of people with disability. Eight databases provide detailed information on technical aids, case studies, literature, research, addresses, law, workshops and seminars. All information is available in German, 5 databases can also be searched in English.

Contact: Gisela Semmt, Project Leader
Email: info@rehadat.de
Location: Köln
Country: Germany
Website: www.rehadat.de

Trades Union Congress

The Trades Union Congress(TUC) is the voice of 6.5 million British workers organised in more than 65 trade unions. It campaigns on a wide range of workplace issues including equality and diversity. Visit the TUC website for detailed information. On disability, contact the TUC's disability policy officer, Peter Purton.

Contact: Peter Purton, Disability Policy Officer
Email: ppurton@tuc.org.uk
Location: London
Country: UK
Website: www.tuc.org.uk

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

The European Centre is an international centre for social research, policy, information and training. It is an intergovernmental organization focused on social welfare, affiliated to the United Nations.

Contact: Kai Leichsenring
Email: leichsenring@euro.centre.org
Location: Vienna
Country: Austria
Website: www.euro.centre.org

Rehab Group

The Rehab Group is an independent not-for-profit organisation working for social and economic inclusion among people with disabilities and others who are marginalised. In addition to championing the abilities of our clients through services that are effective and progressive, the Rehab Group is a leading campaigner for reforms to remove the barriers preventing equal opportunities, particularly people with disabilities.

Contact: Dara Duffy
Email: dara.duffy@rehab.ie
Location: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Website: www.rehab.ie

Rehabilitation International Arab Conference

Conference description and registration

Contact: Salman Derbas
Email: dalalswar@bahrain.gov.bh
Website: www.ri-arab.org/index.htm

Rehabilitation International

Organization home

Contact: Venus Ilagan, Secretary General
Location: New York, NY
Country: U.S.
Website: www.riglobal.org/