A disability manifesto for the future is something we all can contribute towards as a community. Here is a disability manifesto that points out changes and improvements that need to be made for South Africans with disabilities.
#1. Improve on Further Studies for All Ages
- Student support when transistioning from high school to further studies or employment.
- Fair benefits for those who want to seek employment.
- Access to long term care and support decision making throughout life.
#2. Safe and Affordable Housing
- Students in training center housing system will have equal access to training and support.
- A safe and clean environment
- Healthy meals and clean water
#3. Appropriate and Free Eductaional opportunities
- Students entitled to accomodations, grants and related services should have access to education.
- Appropriate discipline and educational entitlement.
#4. Identify and Address Abuse and Rights Violations
- Respond to complaints of rights violations in facilities
- Investigate the complaints of abuse and neglect of people with disabilities
#5. Mend Barriers to Equal Opportunity and Autonomy
- Increase successful employment outcomes through training and
- Promote equal access to places, programmes, and services.
#6. Increase Public Engagement and Communication Through Training
- Individuals and families with psychiatric disabilities should be educated on
the availableprograms and services.
- Reach out on social media, highlighting available resources.
- Provide Peer to peer recovery and support for learners.
#7. Collaborate with State and Local Disability Advocates
- By partnering with public and private NGOs committed to increasing access to opportunities.
- Improve communication so as to better identify issues from individual requests.
- Encourage communities to be accessible so all can live in, interact and be mobile
- Encourage community to be proactive
- Social participation within community
- Ensuring access to technology and assistive supports
- The inclusion of individuals in public health data across all ages