ACL’s creation was rooted in the fundamental idea that people with disabilities or functional limitations of any type, regardless of age, have a common interest in being able to access home and community-based supports and services. And further, that these supports make the difference in ensuring that they can fully participate in all aspects of society, including the option to live at home.
The Zero Project Report 2019 on Independent Living and Political Participation
Published: January 2019
66 Innovative Practices, 10 Innovative Policies, from 41 countries International study on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – “For a World without Barriers”
Authors: Thomas Butcher, Peter Charles, Loic van Cutsem, Zach Dorfman, Micha Fröhlich, Seena Garcia, Michael Fembek, Wilfried Kainz, Seema Mundackal, Paula Reid, Venice Sto.Tomas, Marina Vaughan Spitzy
This paper asks the Cabinet Social Policy Committee to note decisions taken by the Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Health (Hon Tariana Turia) to demonstrate “Choice in Community Living”, which is an alternative to residential services for people with disabilities.
Meeting Canada’s Obligations to Affordable Housing and Supports for People with Disabilities to Live Independently in the Community: Under Articles 19 and 28
Published: May 2017
This submission is about the housing and supports gap facing persons with disabilities in Canada. It responds to the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing`s questionnaire and provides information for her report to the United Nations General Assembly 72nd session on the right to adequate housing of persons with disabilities.
Organisations: Alzheimer Society of Canada, ARCH Disability Law Centre Canadian Association for Community Living Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto Branch Council of Canadians with Disabilities IRIS – Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society People First of Canada Social Rights Advocacy Centre Wellesley Institute
Grounding The Right To Live In The Community (CPRD Article 19) In The Capabilities Approach To Social Justice
This paper brings to bear the capabilities approach, a normative framework about human well-being, social development and social justice, to this central concern in disability rights, mental health ethics, and international human rights law.
Authors: Emma Wynne Bannistera, Sridhar Venkatapuramb
Organisation: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
The Right Of People With Disabilities To Live Independently And Be Included In The Community
Published: June 2012
Recognizing the right to live in the community is about enabling people to live their lives to their fullest within society and access the public sphere, including “small places, close to home.”
It is a foundational platform for all other rights: a precondition for anyone to enjoy all their human rights is that they are within and among the community.
Organisation: Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
Australian Civil Society Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: UN CRPD Review 2019 In response to the List of issues prior to the submission of the combined second and third periodic reports of Australia.
Organisations: Australian Disabled People’s Organisations, Disability Representative Organisations (DROs) and Disability Advocacy Organisations