Based in Berkeley, California, the World Institute on Disability (WID) is a nonprofit that works to fully integrate people with disabilities into the communities around them in a variety of different ways.
Just how do we work toward total inclusion of people with disabilities?
- WID E3 (Employment & Economic Empowerment): aims to generate and support self-confident and well-prepared job seekers with disabilities.
- Disability and Employment Empowerment: content for improved competitive job-seeking skills and for improved economic self-sufficiency and employment outcomes
- Benefits & Work Incentives (including DB101): content to guide individuals on disability benefits on how to better navigate the system for improved outcomes
- Economic Inclusion: strategies, including improved asset development, financial planning and other economic strategies designed to assist people with disabilities with their financial planning
- CareerACCESS Initiative: both a policy and program plan, promoting change to the federal government benefits program and providing tools targeting specific state and local programs to increase employment outcomes
- ABLE 101: information about Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts, a way for people with disabilities to more efficiently save for their future
- Climate Change: offers proactive training, education, and preparation to combat the stunning effects climate change and disasters have on the world’s disability population.
- Health Access: addresses health care disparities for people with disabilities by working to improve access to quality, culturally competent health care, and services.
- World: builds leadership and capacity in disabled persons organizations in post-conflict and developing countries to promote full inclusion of people with disabilities.
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