The IDP Living project in the Closing of the Sports Leagues organized by COPAVA for people with intellectual functional diversity.
On the 29th of May 2018 Copava celebrated the XXVIII “CLOENDA”, an event where the sports leagues organized by COPAVA during the year come to an end and where trophies and medals were given to all the persons with intellectual disabilities (IDPs) participating. More than 2500 persons attended to this party, among them IDPs, professionals, representatives of the world of sport and representatives of the Valencia Regional Government, which was represented by the Vicepresident and Counselor of Equality and Inclusive Policies, Monica Oltra.
IDP Living Project was introduced to anyone that wanted to know about it.
Thanks to all persons that came to see us!!
On April 23rd and 24th, and 2nd of May, 2018, the COPAVA team of the IDP Living project presented the aforementioned project to the Professional Commissions of this Association.
These meetings were attended by about 50 professionals representing the more than 500 Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Assistants and Monitors that are associated through the entities for which they work, to COPAVA.
During these meetings the objectives of the project were commented in depth, as well as the results of the actions undertaken and finalized (Intellectual Product 1: co-creation sessions and co-created methodological guide).
The conclusions reached by the Consortium in the second transnational meeting held on April 12nd and 13th at the AMICA facilities (Torrelavega-Spain) were also presented, as well as the following Intellectual Products to be developed, that is, the Training Materials, and the Experiential Activities that will consist of 6 conceptual Formative Activities through which the future training courses will be developed, and that aim to increase the competencies of the People with Intellectual Functional Diversity to improve their options of developing an independent life.
These Experiential Activities are:
- IT’S MY LIFE!
- SHARED LIVING
- I’M GOING OUT
- THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN THE WORLD
- I WANT TO FEEL FINE
- SAFE AND HEALTHY SEXUAL LIFE
The presentation of the Project among this group of professionals aroused great expectations regarding the possibilities of the project and began to promote initiatives to propose and develop training materials that were included in the results of the project.
From the IDP Living project team of COPAVA we want to thank all the professionals of the Commissions for their welcome and interest.
We will keep you informed!!
On March 26, 2018, the second co-creation session of the ERASMUS + IDP Living project took place in the Casa de la Cultura de Xàtiva, in which COPAVA participates, and whose main objective is to support people with intellectual functional diversity and their supports, equipping them with skills to improve their community life and achieve the most independent life they can have.
It was attended by people with functional diversity, family members and professionals from the occupational centers of La Costera from Xativa, José Antononio Bodoque from Ontinyent, AFADIMA from Manises and the patronage Francisco Esteve from Paterna.
During the meeting, these people were presented with the conclusions of the methodological guide that will guide the development of the training plan (materials, contents, structure of the training program, training sessions, etc.), in whose creation they have actively participated and where we have tried to take into account their points of view, their needs and expectations. The attendees validated the final result and showed their willingness and interest in future training courses.
After the co-creation sessions and the results achieved, we now have to meet with the rest of the members of this European Consortium on April 12 and 13 at the AMICA facilities in Torrelavega (Cantabria) to plan and take the following steps, that is, begin to develop the materials and experiential formative sessions.
Link to this post in COPAVA’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/copava/posts/1023052847871049
COPAVA finalist in the VI call for grants for inclusive projects of Fundación Universia and Fundación Konecta in the education category with its ERASMUS + IDICT project
DEVELOPMENT OF A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR BOOSTING AND FACILITATING THE COMMUNITY LIVING OF PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES – IDPLiving
The IDPLiving project is direct to People with Intellectual Disability’s (IDP’s), their families and professionals and has the main objectives of:
- Raise awareness and motivate the whole collective about the capabilities for IDP’s;
- Boost the evolution of IDP’s to Accommodation and Supported Housing, and Full Independency, really enhancing their Quality of Life;
- Transfer guidelines about how to develop basic daily routines in the main contexts of IDPs’ life, encompassing planning, operational and social-emotional situations;
- To transfer guidelines about how to exploit existing easy-to-use ICT Tools that can be used as Assistive Technologies;
- To provide the trainees with real life experiences to apply the trained competences during and after the training course.
The 1st Consortium Meeting for the Project IDPLiving, occurred in the 16th and 17th of November 2017 and CERCIOEIRAS as the Coordinator of the Project, welcome the other Partners, AMICA (Spain), COPAVA (Spain), HURT (Croatia), E-SENIORS (France) and CECD Mira-Sintra (Portugal).
This 1st Meeting had the following objectives:Introduction of the partners;
- Revision of global project scope, tasks, objectives, outputs and responsibilities;
- Presentation of the project´s main management and financial rules
- IDPLiving Calendar
- Consortium Meetings
- Visit to the Occupational Activities Center and Residential Unit of CERCIOEIRAS
- General review of the partnership´s communication plan and strategy
- Dissemination Plan / Proposals for IDPLiving Leaflet – contents / Logo
- Quality Plan and Risks management
- Launch of the Intellectual Output 1. Methodological Guide
- Activities of Intellectual Output 1
- Planning the Co-Creation Sessions
It was a very successful meeting and the objective’s where reach. The 2nd Consortium Meeting was schedule to be held in Spain, by the Partner AMICA, at 12 and 13 of April 2018.
The Consortium of Partners for IDPLiving
This information only reflects the Consortium view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information that it contains.
This National Congress gathers all the entities interested in the Corporate Social Responsibility strategies and policies in Spain, and where innovative and best practices with positive social impact were presented to the audience. COPAVA presented its IDICT Project as an innovative and best practice in the field of education, training and disability. This participation was facilitated by the organizers of the Congress that were present in the Awareness Event done by COPAVA on the 20th of July, after that they decided to invite Copava to this Congress.
Representatives of COPAVA and IBV presented the main results of the IDICT project (training methodology and materials, training platform, etc.) to all entities interested in them. Among them, persons (professionals, relatives and IDPs) from some entities associated to COPAVA, representatives of the Valencian Government, Polytechnic University of Valencia and other social entities, including private companies.
Publication in a scientific journal aimed at academic experts and professionals working in the field of assistive technologies for people with special needs.
Article: IDICT will improve the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities through the use of ICT
Nuria Poll and Manuel Quílez are interviewed in relation to the European IDICT Project