How To Make Fying With Disabilities Less Stressful

September 19, 2018

How to Make Flying With Physical Disabilities Less Stressful: A Fully Accessible Guide

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Philippines’ First Constructive Dialogue with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) held on 12-13 September 2018

September 17, 2018

The Philippine delegation organized by the Presidential Human Rights Committee (PHRC) headed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Virginia N. Orogo and co-headed by Deputy Executive Secretary Michael P. Ong of the Office of the President participated in the First Constructive Dialogue with the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Geneva, Switzerland on 12-13, 2018.

Philippine Delegation to the First Constructive Dialogue
Philippine Delegation to the First Constructive Dialogue

The Delegation is composed of Presidential Human Rights Committee, Department of Social Welfare and Development, National Council on Disability Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Education, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Justice, Department of Health, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Transportation, Philippine Commission on Women, and the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations in Geneva. The delegation assisted Acting Secretary Orogo in responding to the issues raised by the CRPD Committee members.

DSWD Secretary Orogo delivered an opening statement highlighting the accomplishments of the Philippines in championing the rights of persons with disabilities. She assured the CRPD Committee that the State through the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) will further its current efforts to generate public interest and support for the Convention through strong advocacy on Persons with Disabilities rights protection, promotion and fulfillment through appropriate executive, legislative policy reforms consistent with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Secretary Orogo as head of the Philippine delegation
Secretary Orogo as head of the Philippine delegation

The National Council on Disability Affairs represented by Deputy Executive Director Mateo A. Lee Jr. and assisted by Mr. Dandy C. Victa, Officer-In-Charge of the Technical Cooperation Division responded to some of the issues raised by the CRPD Committee relevant to the organization and function of the agency.

Deputy Executive Director Mateo Lee responding to a query
Deputy Executive Director Mateo Lee responding to a query

Deputy Executive Secretary Ong in his closing statement assured the CRPD Committee that the President will continue to address the needs of persons with disabilities through the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 consistent with the Convention as he continues to pursue the Administration’s goal to achieve a strongly rooted, comfortable and secure life for all Filipinos.

Deputy Executive Secretary Michael Ong delivering the closing statement
Deputy Executive Secretary Michael Ong delivering the closing statement

Meanwhile, the Philippine delegates appreciates the excellent guidance and administrative support extended by the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland headed by Permanent Representative and Ambassador Evan P. Garcia and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) – United Nations and Other Internal Organization (UNIO) which is significant to the success of the Constructive Dialogue.

For details please see the video link http://webtv.un.org/search/consideration-of-philippines-contd-420th-meeting-20th-session-committee-on-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/5834399321001/?term=crpd&lan=english&sort=date

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Developing Reading Comprehension in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

August 30, 2018

This is a new series of intervention resources entitled “Development of Reading Comprehension in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”. It is recommended for children who have severe difficulties in understanding texts. It consists of three parts with a brief theoretical background and various practice activities. The third part of the series describes seven levels of intervention of scaling difficulty. The material has been developed and tested in clinical practice with excellent results, depending on learners potential.

The e-book “Development of Reading Comprehension in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” Part 1 is also valuable for both specialists and parents who want to help children develop reading comprehension skills in a systematic, enjoyable and effective way.

According to scientific research, children acquire decoding and reading comprehension skills at the same time, but each skill develops independently of the other. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) usually develop decoding skills, but have difficulty with reading comprehension. They can identify words relatively more easily than understanding what they have read. This may be attributed to the fact that comprehension is a more abstract skill than decoding.

More details about this resource: Click Here

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Core Group Meetings on the Drafting of Philippine Report to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

July 6, 2018

Philippine CRPD Core Group
Philippine CRPD Core Group

The NCDA in collaboration with the Philippine Human Rights Committee (PHRC) conducted two (2) meetings on the “Drafting of the Philippine Report to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” last May 30, 2018 and June 29, 2018 which was attended by representatives from the different National Government Agencies. The meeting was to assess the submission of the responses of concerned government agencies on the list of issues prepared by the Committee.

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3-day Conference on Gender Equality Focusing Women with Disabilities

July 6, 2018

Participants of the 3-Day Conference
Participants of the 3-Day Conference

The NCDA conducted a “3-day Conference on Gender Equality Focusing Women with Disabilities” on 15-17 May 2018 at the Ramada Manila Hotel, Binondo, Manila. The conference was attended by forty-seven (47) attendees composed of PDAO/Leaders of Persons/Women with Disabilities per region, representatives per sector, GAD Focal Persons of selected Provinces, and NCDA Officers and Staff.

The conference aimed to generate a needs-based assessment report for the development of a manual towards standardizing training for empowering women with disabilities and to capacitate implementers and stakeholders in developing programs and services for women with disabilities that promotes their rights to equal access to opportunities in education, economic empowerment, reproductive health and disaster protection.

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NCDA OIC CARMEN ZUBIAGA RAISES PWD CONCERNS DURING THE DSWD NATIONAL MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (NMDC)

June 22, 2018

NCDA OIC CARMEN ZUBIAGA RAISES PWD CONCERNS DURING THE DSWD NATIONAL MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (NMDC)
NCDA OIC CARMEN ZUBIAGA RAISES PWD CONCERNS DURING THE DSWD NATIONAL MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (NMDC)

 

 

During the recent DSWD 2018 Mid-Year NMDC held in Canyon Woods Resort Club in Laurel, Batangas, the NCDA Officer-in-Charge, Ms. Carmen R. Zubiaga reported on the forthcoming nationwide observance of the 40th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week slated on July 17-23, 2018. President Rodrigo R. Duterte is being invited as the keynote speaker in the Opening Ceremonies of the weeklong celebration which has “Kakayahan at Kasanayan para sa Kabuhayan Tungo sa Kaunlaran” as its theme. The Technical Education and Development Authority chairs the National Working Committee of NDPR.

Ms. Zubiaga pointed out the rights of persons with disabilities to organize themselves and to choose their own leaders pursuant to the provisions of the “UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”. She likewise reported the establishment of Disability Development Support Fund as a legislative agenda in the Philippine Development Plan.

Ms. Zubiaga also enjoined the DSWD to consider the inputs of NCDA to make the National Vocational Rehabilitation Center a resource center that will respond to the present needs of persons with disabilities; thus, there is a need to amend Republic Act No. 1179 entitled “An Act to Provide the Promotion of Vocational Rehabilitation of the Blind and Other Handicapped Persons and their Return to Civil Employment” passed on June 19, 1954. Moreover, she requested the DSWD Regional Directors to allow their municipal social welfare officers and/or focal persons for persons with disabilities to attend the NCDA’s “Cluster LGU Convention on Disability Inclusive Local Governance” which aims to promote Disability Inclusive Development as a tool to good local governance. The Mindanao Cluster will be held on August 29-31, 2018 in Davao City while the Luzon and Visayas Clusters will be scheduled within the year.

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OIC ZUBIAGA ATTENDS THE 2ND ASIA PACIFIC YOUTH CAMP FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

June 19, 2018

NCDA OIC Zubiaga delivering an inspirational message.
NCDA OIC Zubiaga delivering an inspirational message.

The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) Officer-in-Charge, Ms. Carmen R. Zubiaga  serves as the Inspirational  Speaker  during the Opening Ceremonies  of the “2nd Asia Pacific Youth Camp for Persons with Disabilities” held on June 6, 2018 at the Villa Escudero in Tiaong, Quezon Province.   The event, which was participated by representatives  from  Australia,  Hong Kong,  Philippines, Thailand and  Singapore, was  organized by  the “Order of Malta  Philippines”,  a  humanitarian organization which  conducts  spiritual/religious and hospitaller activities.  It  was  led by  its  President, Dr. Leopoldo H. Lazatin, Grand Cross of Magistral Grace.

In her talk, OIC Zubiaga shares to the participants her struggle as a person with disability from school days during her childhood, involvement in community work, employment in a local government unit   until her appointment in her present post at NCDA.  Conference participants were inspired how Ms. Zubiaga triumphantly   succeeded  from her challenges  due to discrimination in school and even in her family.

OIC Zubiaga  also acknowledged how Tahanang Walang Hagdanan  developed her skills and fulfilled her mission in life.   She was glad  to be able to  impart to  the sector of persons with disabilities who are nowadays  acknowledged as partner in nation building, have access to health, education, employment, transportation and even able to raise their own family.  She also cited that oftentimes, the inaccessibility of the environment  causes  the disability of a person.

OIC Zubiaga also congratulated the “Order of Malta Philippines”   for mounting the event to showcase the talents of youth with disabilities through the different activities lined up for the event. The latter, in turn, awarded a Plaque of Appreciation to OIC Zubiaga for participating in this special event.

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Call for Applications for the 21st Duskin Leadership Training Program in Japan (2019) ! The deadline is August 8, 2018.

May 28, 2018

The Executive Committee for the Duskin Leadership Training in Japan is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 21st Duskin Leadership Training in Japan (2019-20). The Duskin program, which was first implmented in 1999, is designed to provide highly motivated young individuals with disabilities living in Asia and the Pacific Region with about a 10-month long training opportunity to learn about the current situation of welfare measures and services for persons with disabilities in Japan. It also offers a series of workshops where participants can enhance their practical skills and develop good leadership. Over the past 19 years the program has hosted 133 people, many of whom are today taking action for human rights of persons with disabilities over the world.

Unique features of the program include that the instruction language is Japanese: the first 3 months are devoted to intensive Japanese (Sign) language lessons, and by the end of the program participants can develop fluency in the language. Moreover, a number of months are spent on tailor-made individual training, reflecting each participant’s own needs, interests and future goals. At present 5 prospective trainees, who have been selected to attend the 20th program are developing their training plan and getting ready for the journey they are embarking on in September.

Please find copies of Application Guidance and Application form which can be downloaded at http://www.normanet.ne.jp/~duskin/english.

The deadline for application is August 8, 2018.

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2nd International Paradelphic Games

May 25, 2018

The 2nd International Paradelphic Games in Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic, Russian Federation is calling for persons with disabilities to compete in the eight categories of arts: music, fine arts, audio-visual, theatre, literature, circus art, song and dance in 11-17 November 2018. The organizers will shoulder expenses for food, accommodations, local transfer within Izhevsk, cultural tours, and business programs, while international and domestic air transfer and other travel expenses will be borne by participants/sending party.

This 2nd International Paradelphic Games is under the auspices of the National Paradelphic Committee of Russia (NPCR) thru the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. Moreover, the call for persons with disabilities to participate and compete in the said international games is the desire of the Philippine Government to create more opportunities and their integration into the mainstream of the disability agenda in the programs of government agencies, and non-government organizations thus paving the way to a bigger and more meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in the international arena.

The Paradelphic Games was first held in 2016 as an international project of the Russian Federation to unite and create a collaborative world gathering creative and gifted persons with disabilities regardless of gender, age, race, religion, and nationality and serves as an inclusive platform for highest achievements of persons with disabilities in the sphere of culture and art.

Interested participants may wish to directly coordinate with Ms. Oksana Prikhodko at email paradelf2018@gmail.com or npdkr@yandex.ru. Additional information on the event can be accessed at www.paradelf.com. Deadline for submission of applications is on 30 June 2018.

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Application is now Open! KENNY LUGAR – YOUTH EXCHANGE AND STUDY (KL-YES) PROGRAM

May 25, 2018

The Council in partnership with AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines (AFS-IPP) are happy to announce that the KL-YES (Kenny-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study) Program, is now accepting applications for batch 2019-2020. This cultural exchange scholarship program is open to students with disabilities who are currently enrolled in public/private junior or senior high schools and is among the top 25% of academic performance in grade level (Graduating senior high school (Grade 12) students are not eligible to apply). Age requirements to qualify for this scholarship should have birthdates between August 2, 2001 and August 1, 2004 at the time of application, selection and preparation for travel.
All applications must be submitted to the AFS Philippines in printed copies (mail/courier) or soft copies (email) on or before July 6, 2018:

If an application will be submitted via mail/courier, applicants must submit only photocopies of original documents to:

ATTN: PROGRAMS TEAM
AFS Intercultural Philippines
Unit 1607 16/F Antel Global Corporate Center
No. 3 Dona Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center
1600 Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Telefax: 02-584-2002
Website: http://www.afs.ph
E-mail address: phi.YESprogram@afs.org

Or if sending via email, please send it to phi.YESprogram@afs.org with email subject “YES 2012-2020 Pre-Application Form.”

For your reference, we have attached the program guidelines and a KL-YES pre-application form which can be photocopied or downloaded at https://www.afs.ph/yes-program. For details you may contact Ms. Fatima Garon at telephone nos. 932-6422 locals 112 and 113 or 951-6129.

Application Form
Program Guidelines

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