Indipendente-Mente, the public evening of Attiva-Mente
Attiva-Mente has been committed for many years to promoting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and in the distant future so that the principles contained therein find a substantial application. Independent Living is a crucial aspect not only for all disability but for the universality of mankind. It is the realization of all those economic, social and civil conditions, with the same opportunities for choice, control and self-determination as other people, in their daily life and to the extent that they intend or can make use of them. The exercise of self-determination and freedom of choice are the key principles for achieving full inclusion in the community. On the occasion of the European Day for Independent Life, we propose for Wednesday 4 May at 20.30 in the Montelupo Room in Domagnano, a moment of discussion between institutions, associations and citizens on the issues of promoting and protecting the opportunities of people with disabilities, with particular attention to Independent Living as a right for all and to self-managed personal assistance. A public evening entitled “Independent Life – ideas and tools to truly express the freedom of choice” Together with some guests with proven experience we will try to better understand the meaning of Independent Life, what is the Independent Life project or does it do, tools and key figures, with what types of disabilities it can be applied and what possible hypotheses of experimentation in San Marino. If Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities explicitly states that people must have “the possibility of choosing, on an equal basis with others, their place of residence and where and with whom to live and not are obliged to live in a particular accommodation “, also, equally clearly, that” the services and social structures intended for the entire population are made available, on an equal basis with others, to people with disabilities and are adapted to their needs. ” People with disabilities must be able to lead a life with a degree of freedom comparable to that of other people and this must also include people with intellectual disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders, for whom this is possible with a wider range of supports. Participants – Roberto Ciavatta, Secretary of State for Health and Social Security, Francesca Civerchia, Head of Disability Service and Residential Assistance, Bryan Toccaceli, Vice President of Attiva-Mente, the UN CSD and Equal Opportunities Commissions and, in connection with Ljubljana, Elena Pecaric , President of the YHD Association for Theory and Culture of Disability. Guests of the evening – Maria Chiara and Elena Paolini, graduates respectively in Languages and Literature, International Relations and Human Rights, both train on stigma, discrimination and self-managed personal assistance for disabled people, they also write on the disability blog “Witty Wheels”, rights and culture. Moderated by Sara Bucci, journalist of San Marino RTV. There will also be an LIS Free Admission interpreting service.