PSF Founder Dr. Olesya Zaglada Gets Disability Inclusion Certification

Founder and Vice-President of PSF, Dr. Olesya Zaglada, has completed the accredited virtual classroom course “Disability Inclusion – Adult and Children’s Care—Essential Level” organized by Think Tank Academy.

The definition of disability inclusion was given as follows: “Including people with disabilities in everyday activities and encouraging them to have roles similar to their peers who do not have disability is disability inclusion. This involves more than simply encouraging people; it requires making sure that adequate policies and practices are in effect in a community or organization.”

Every individual should have an equal chance to make the most of their talents, capabilities, and endeavors, and no one should have poorer life chances because of where, what, and whom they were born.

All individuals should receive equal respect and have equitable access to services, including education.

Equality is not about forcing equality upon people but about giving them the chance to be equal, and in some cases, this means treating them differently.

Successful inclusion enables disabled people to:

  • Get an education and learn new skills;
  • Get out of poverty and meet their basic needs;
  • Earn money and have a good quality of life;
  • Help them if there is a problem, and treat them fairly and with respect;
  • Fight discrimination;
  • Make sure that every boy and girl with disabilities is treated equally, fairly, and with respect;
  • Gain access to technology, which makes their lives easier. For example, wheelchairs or hearing aids.

Disabled people want to live in a world where everyone is included and no one is left behind. We can do this by making sure people with disabilities experience the following:

  • Engaged – this means people with disabilities are listened to and feel included in their communities;
  • Empowered – this means people with disabilities are leaders and involved in making decisions;
  • Human rights – this means people with disabilities are free to make their own choices and are treated with respect for who they are. This means being treated fairly and in a good way.
  • Better data and information—so we can find out more about what people with disabilities need.

Also, national and international legislation on disability rights, statistics, and disability etiquette was discussed during the session.

Dr. Olesya Zaglada got the Certificate on completion of the virtual course in disability inclusion.