The Association of Students with Disabilities (ASD)
Area of activity:
- Advocacy and Politics
Start of project: 03/2022
End of project: 02/2023
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL!
The Association of Students with Disabilities (ASD) is non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit organization which advocates for the exercise and respect of human rights and the equalization of opportunities for youth and students with disabilities by creating the conditions for inclusive formal and non-formal education and the application of social model approach to disability. ASD is one of the first organizations in Serbia which gathers young persons with different types of disabilities, regardless of their medical diagnosis, but also young persons without disabilities through inclusive and cross-disability approach.
Following the vision ‘Equal opportunities for all’, the Association works on civil society building based on equal opportunities and equality of all citizens regardless of their gender, nonviolence, nondiscrimination, respect for human rights and diversity, social participation and responsibility.
The activities of ASD are characterized by following principles: social model approach to disability as opposed to medical and charity model approaches to disability, antidiscrimination, the respect for diversity and human rights, civil society building, equal opportunities and equity, social participation and responsibility as well as inclusive and non-formal education.
The ACT project supported the ASD for the project “Taxi transportation for all” within the grant scheme “Local Advocacy Grants“.