Educational legal rights videos for people with intellectual disability

To read on ARCH website:

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Rights Video Series

ARCH is launching a series of educational legal rights videos for people labelled with intellectual disabilities.

The first two are here:

It’s your money: https://youtu.be/GsfNmXSMzfk

It’s your life: https://youtu.be/29CoAreZc2A

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What is ARCH?

Vision and Mission Statement

VISION

A world in which all people with disabilities enjoy social justice and equal participation in society and our communities

MISSION STATEMENT

ARCH Disability Law Centre, as a specialty legal clinic with a provincial mandate, undertakes to achieve this Vision by:

•    Ensuring our work has Ontario wide impact focusing on, identifying and removing systemic barriers
•    Addressing issues that have an impact on low income people with disabilities, including the root causes of poverty
•    Empowering people with disabilities
•    Being recognized as experts in the law as it affects people with disabilities
•    Addressing the heightened disadvantage, marginalization and exclusion faced by people with disabilities by reason of factors such as gender, race, age, language, economic status and sexual orientation.

VALUES AND PRINCIPLES

ARCH is guided by the following set of core values:
•    The dignity and worth of all persons with disabilities must be respected;
•    Persons with disabilities have the right to life, self-determination, and full participation in a society free from barriers to their inclusion and integration;
•    Persons with disabilities themselves are in the best position to determine their own priorities;
•    All persons have a common responsibility to create communities accessible to all persons with disabilities.
Additionally, ARCH is guided by the following set of core organizational principles:
•    ARCH operates in accordance with the above core values;
•    ARCH is a community-based organization, governed by a Board of  Directors composed of a majority of persons with disabilities;
•    ARCH is accountable to persons with disabilities in Ontario, its members and its funders.

Adopted by the Board of Directors, November 23, 2010

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