Inclusion Europe member Unapei has published a position paper on deinstitutionalisation, a process they believe is instrumental in allowing people with disabilities to gain or reclaim control over their lives.
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UNAPEI has recently spoken out against a new amendment to the French health bill that could have threatened the rights of people with disabilities. The draft article aimed at establishing a system of permanent referral of people with disabilities that would not have respected their rights.
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After a dramatic incident in early February involving a mother killing her son who had intellectual disabilities in the city of Rouen, France, the French National Union of Parents of People with Intellectual Disabilities (Unapei) responded fiercely in an opinion piece blaming the lack of inclusion within French society.
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To mark the 10th anniversary of the 2005 Act on Equal Rights and Opportunities for people with disabilities, the French Institute for Public Opinion, together with a group of organisations working for disabled persons, among which Inclusion Europe member Unapei, has released a report on the "limited progress" that the Act has brought about, and the problems people with disabilities still face in France.
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Unapei is organising a day event which will analyse the current French social support system and its failure in helping people with disabilities live independently and become financially secure.
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In both Europe and North America, more and more families are taking action over Disney’s discriminatory treatment of people with intellectual disabilities visiting its amusement parks.
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Inclusion Europe member Unapei has published a white paper on the accessibility of the French healthcare system for people with intellectual disabilities.
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If you are actively trying to make society accessible to French people with intellectual disabilities, you can now promote your initiatives through Les Victoires de l’accessibilité contest (Accesibility Victories, in French).
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The French association for people with disabilities Unapei warns that immediate government action needs to be taken to successfully assist the large number of aging people with disabilities.
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On 14 March 2014, Inclusion Europe’s member organisations Unapei, the National federation of associations of parents, of persons with intellectual disabilities, and their friends and Nous Aussi, French association of persons with intellectual disabilities, are organising a Self- advocacy day.
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