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1 INICO and Counseling on University and Disability (ADU): Some examples of collaborative effort Cristina Jenaro & Maribel Campo University of Salamanca, Institute on Community Integration (INICO)

2 The INICO The purpose of the University Institute for Community Integration is to carry out research, specialized training and consulting aimed at fostering, facilitating and improving the quality of life of people who are at a social disadvantage in different contexts throughout the course of their lives: persons with a physical, mental or sensory disability, as well as persons suffering from chronic illness or mental illness, persons from minorities or the underprivileged. The purpose of the University Institute for Community Integration is to carry out research, specialized training and consulting aimed at fostering, facilitating and improving the quality of life of people who are at a social disadvantage in different contexts throughout the course of their lives: persons with a physical, mental or sensory disability, as well as persons suffering from chronic illness or mental illness, persons from minorities or the underprivileged. The Governing Board of the University of Salamanca approved the application for the creation of the Institute on 25 July, 1996, and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Autonomous Regional Government of Castile & Leon approved the creation of the Institute on 26 September, 1997 (Decree 181/1997, Official Bulletin of the Castile & Leon, 26 September). The Governing Board of the University of Salamanca approved the application for the creation of the Institute on 25 July, 1996, and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Autonomous Regional Government of Castile & Leon approved the creation of the Institute on 26 September, 1997 (Decree 181/1997, Official Bulletin of the Castile & Leon, 26 September).

3 Objetives Significantly increase and consolidate different lines of front-line research on both the national and international levels relating to persons with a disability and other socially underprivileged groups, in different contexts: work, education, social and health. Significantly increase and consolidate different lines of front-line research on both the national and international levels relating to persons with a disability and other socially underprivileged groups, in different contexts: work, education, social and health. Consolidate specialized post-graduate training for researchers and professionals in the area of disabilities, as well as facilitate the development of new training plans adapted to the changing needs of services. Consolidate specialized post-graduate training for researchers and professionals in the area of disabilities, as well as facilitate the development of new training plans adapted to the changing needs of services. Foster interdisciplinary collaboration in joint research and specialized training activities with Departments, Centres, and Research Institutes in different countries of the EU and Latin America. Foster interdisciplinary collaboration in joint research and specialized training activities with Departments, Centres, and Research Institutes in different countries of the EU and Latin America. Cover and respond to the needs and demands for expert advice, both in public institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations. Cover and respond to the needs and demands for expert advice, both in public institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations. Evaluate and support the development of specific assistential activities and innovative support programmes, at both the individual and family level if the situation so requires. Evaluate and support the development of specific assistential activities and innovative support programmes, at both the individual and family level if the situation so requires.

4 RESEARCH Research Lines Research Projects Research Contracts TRAINING Ph. D. Programe Programe for Masters Degree and Expert Certification (Presential) Programe for Masters Degree and Expert Certification (Distance) Periodical Training Activities Occasional Training Activities ASSISTANCE INICO Assistance Services INFORMATION AND DISSEMINATION PUBLICATIONS SERVICES Minutes Collection Research Collection Integra Bulletin INFORMATION SERVICE ON DISABILITIES (SID) COUNSELLING ON UNIVERSITY AND DISABILITY (ADU) MENTAL HEALTH CASTILLA - LEÓN INFOAUTISM ALZHEIMNER INFORMATION NETWORK Institute activities

5 Research lines Comprehensive Rehabilitation. Prevention Programmes and Interdisciplinary Psychological, Social and Medical Intervention Comprehensive Rehabilitation. Prevention Programmes and Interdisciplinary Psychological, Social and Medical Intervention Educational Integration Educational Integration Work Integration Work Integration Community Integration and Personal Autonomy Community Integration and Personal Autonomy Evaluation of programmes and skills Evaluation of programmes and skills Evaluation and improvement of quality of life of children, adolescents and adults. Evaluation and improvement of quality of life of children, adolescents and adults. Technologies in the Service of Persons with a Disability Technologies in the Service of Persons with a Disability

6 Research active groups Quality of life Quality of life Educational inclusion Educational inclusion Labour inclusion and Social policies Labour inclusion and Social policies Autism and severe disabilities Autism and severe disabilities Mental health and disability Mental health and disability Support technologies for people with disabilities Support technologies for people with disabilities Disability and gender Disability and gender

7 INFORMATION AND DISSEMINATION SERVICES Counselling on University and Disability (ADU) Counselling on University and Disability (ADU) http://www.usal.es/adu

8 Project justification High percentages of persons with disabilities in the youth-adult age group High percentages of persons with disabilities in the youth-adult age group Individualized needs and demands Individualized needs and demands Previous curricula adaptations experience Previous curricula adaptations experience Families which are unaware of the resources Families which are unaware of the resources Growing number of students with disabilities Growing number of students with disabilities Students with learning disabilities, chronic illnesses or mental health Students with learning disabilities, chronic illnesses or mental health National Laws: LISMI, LOGSE, LIONDAU National Laws: LISMI, LOGSE, LIONDAU

9 Collaborative Project Grupo Norte Foundation (September 2003) Grupo Norte Foundation (September 2003) Royal Board on Disability (October 2005) Royal Board on Disability (October 2005)

10 What is ADU? Definition: Definition: Nationwide information and counselling service Nationwide information and counselling service Provide information about facts related to access and stay for university students Provide information about facts related to access and stay for university students Bridge between Secondary Education and Higher Education Bridge between Secondary Education and Higher Education Refer students with disabilities to specific Services of the Spanish universities Refer students with disabilities to specific Services of the Spanish universities

11 What is ADU? Objetives: Objetives: Study the needs and demands of persons with disabilities in a university environment Study the needs and demands of persons with disabilities in a university environment Collaborate with Spanish universities Programs and Services, as well as with professionals working at earlier stages of education Collaborate with Spanish universities Programs and Services, as well as with professionals working at earlier stages of education Increase the presence of persons with disabilities in Higher Education Increase the presence of persons with disabilities in Higher Education Promote equal opportunities for persons with disability Promote equal opportunities for persons with disability

12 What is ADU? Provide information about: Provide information about: University Programs and Services University Programs and Services Access and participation Access and participation Scholarships, grants Scholarships, grants Aplicable regulations Aplicable regulations Specialized Library Specialized Library News News Interesting links Interesting links Frequent Asked Questions Frequent Asked Questions Aimed at: Aimed at: Students with disabilities, researchers, professors, workers in administration and services, volunteers, families and anyone interested on the subject Students with disabilities, researchers, professors, workers in administration and services, volunteers, families and anyone interested on the subject

13 http://www.usal.es/adu

14 Sections Universities: Programs and Services Universities: Programs and Services Legislation Legislation Library Library News News Meetings Meetings Interesting Links Interesting Links FAQ FAQ

15 Webpage visits

16 Inquiries Users: Users: Proffesionals: 60% Proffesionals: 60% Students: 31% Students: 31% Family members: 5% Family members: 5% Contact: Contact: E-mail: 62% E-mail: 62% Phone: 25% Phone: 25% In person: 7% In person: 7%

17 Inquiries Issues: Issues: Financial counseling: Financial counseling: exemption from fees payment (different application among universities) exemption from fees payment (different application among universities) financial support (technical aids, travel and human support) financial support (technical aids, travel and human support) The Erasmus programme: The Erasmus programme: information about support services, contact persons, special equipment and facilities, physical accessibility, pedagogical and technical support services,… in higher education institutions in Europe information about support services, contact persons, special equipment and facilities, physical accessibility, pedagogical and technical support services,… in higher education institutions in Europe Erasmus grant Erasmus grant

18 Inquiries Issues: Issues: Employment: Employment: job opportunities job opportunities Curricula accomodations (examinations, lectures, seminars…) Curricula accomodations (examinations, lectures, seminars…) Accesibility (physical, transport, communication, electronic) Accesibility (physical, transport, communication, electronic) Technical Aids (software, hardware) Technical Aids (software, hardware) Specialized bibliography: Specialized bibliography: books, articles, conference proceedings, thesis, reports,… books, articles, conference proceedings, thesis, reports,…

19 Spanish University situation 73 Spanish universities (50 public and 23 private) 73 Spanish universities (50 public and 23 private) Positive discrimination measures Positive discrimination measures Disability Services Offices Disability Services Offices implemented during the 90's implemented during the 90's 55 universities have specific Disability Services Offices (85% public and 15% private) 55 universities have specific Disability Services Offices (85% public and 15% private)

20 Related Studies European Space for Higher Education: good practices indicators and guidelines to favour equal opportunities for students with disabilities in the university European Space for Higher Education: good practices indicators and guidelines to favour equal opportunities for students with disabilities in the university Factors that determine the access to Higher Education of students with disabilities from Secondary Education Factors that determine the access to Higher Education of students with disabilities from Secondary Education Libraries accessibility at the University of Salamanca. Equal conditions to access to information Libraries accessibility at the University of Salamanca. Equal conditions to access to information

21 Contact info E-mail: adu@usal.es E-mail: adu@usal.esadu@usal.es Phone: +34 923 29 48 36 Phone: +34 923 29 48 36 Address: Address: Asesoramiento sobre Discapacidad y Universidad, ADU Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de Salamanca Avda. de la Merced, 109-131. 37005 Salamanca (Spain) Asesoramiento sobre Discapacidad y Universidad, ADU Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de Salamanca Avda. de la Merced, 109-131. 37005 Salamanca (Spain)

22 Thank you very much + 34 923 294836adu@usal.es


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