Welcome to the course on “Breaking barriers and building bridges. Strengthening active citizenship competences and civic engagement skills among young adults with intellectual disabilities (B4)”. In this activity, we will ask you to write a short, private note to share with all the participants about your goals, questions, or motivations. Help them understand who you are, and what this course means to you. This initial activity will help us to start building a supportive learning community (Kindly read the guidelines for Building a Supportive Leaning Community).

In this didactic unit we work on aspects related to human rights and intellectual disability. In order to achieve the competences required in this module, a series of practical activities are proposed. These activities require the use of new technologies.

Through this learning unit you will acquire skills related to the 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals and intellectual disability through a dynamic and multidisciplinary approach.
The unit foresees activities aimed at the appropriation of a specific methodology to develop with people with intellectual disabilities the competences for global citizenship, in order to make them protagonists and active agents of change.

Climate change and intellectual disabilities will cover issues about climate change and how they have impact on life of persons with intellectual disabilities.

The unit of Gender equality and disability is designed to better understand the social situation and discrimination of women with disabilities. We are trying to define and raise awareness of inequalities, discrimination and abusiveness affecting women with disabilities. 

Recognizing that people with disabilities are a common part of human society, have equal rights as everyone else, require a dignified approach, forms the basis for a just and peaceful world. Peace and conflict affect everyone. The chapter introduces us to the topics of peace and its conditions, the existence of conflicts and their resolution, and introduces us to how personal commitment can contribute to the creation of a fair environment. Thinking about this topic leads us to believe that people with intellectual disabilities can, with the necessary support, take an active role in contributing to the creation of a peaceful and fair environment.

Final unit contains Post-Course Surveys