On September 25, there was organized a seminar for parents and carers of people with intellectual disabilities, members of the "L'Arche-Kovcheh" Community on "Rights of people with intellectual disabilities" with the support of the Ukrainian NGO "Coalition to Protect the Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities in Ukraine".
At present in Ukraine there is a lot of confusion in the legislation, therefore it is hard for parents to figure out the legal and social issues on their own. A lawyer and a social worker were invited to participate in this seminar, who explained the legal and social regulations and laws in our country in simple words (or in simple terms). We discussed the issue of social protection of persons with disabilities, guardianship and the right for social assistance.
According to one of the mothers: "The seminar was very informative and helpful, the information I heard urges me to be more active and to act."
One of the objectives of the organization is to support families of persons with disabilities, members of the community "L'Arche-Kovcheh", so we plan to continue to hold such meetings and organize consultations with specialists.