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Kar­ko­no­ski Regio­nal Coun­cil for the People with Disabilities

The aim of the Kar­ko­no­ski Regio­nal Coun­cil for the People with Disa­bi­li­ties is leading the social­ly use­ful acti­vi­ties in the sphe­re of public opi­nion, which include:

  • Acti­vi­ties for people with disa­bi­li­ties, both mem­bers of the orga­ni­za­tions cera­ting the KSON, as well as tho­se who are not affi­lia­ted to any orga­ni­za­tion disa­bi­li­ty, including:
  1. pro­fes­sio­nal and social reha­bi­li­ta­tion of per­sons with disabilities;
  2. pro­fes­sio­nal and social inte­gra­tion of people with disa­bi­li­ties and the­ir promotion;
  3. sup­por­ting the acti­vi­ties of mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions and the­ir advo­ca­cy on issu­es of com­mon interest;
  4. advo­ca­cy non-mem­bers of per­sons with disabilities;
  5. acti­vi­ties for chil­dren and young people, incre­asing its pro­spects in the field of edu­ca­tion, upbrin­ging, cul­tu­re, scien­ce and tech­no­lo­gy, phy­si­cal cul­tu­re and sport;
  6. invo­lved in the imple­men­ta­tion of other part­ners stra­te­gies and poli­cies of the Euro­pe­an Union in the acti­vi­ties refer­red to in points 1) and 2).
  • Other acti­vi­ties in the area of public tasks, such as:
  1. pro­mo­tion of employ­ment and pro­fes­sio­nal acti­vi­ty for people with disa­bi­li­ties that are unem­ploy­ed and thre­ate­ned with job loss.
  2. acti­vi­ties sup­por­ting the deve­lop­ment of local communities.
  3. pro­mo­tion and pro­tec­tion of fre­edom and human rights and civil liber­ties, as well as sup­por­ting the deve­lop­ment of democracy.
  4. acti­vi­ties for Euro­pe­an inte­gra­tion and the deve­lop­ment of con­tacts and coope­ra­tion betwe­en socie­ties; pro­mo­tion and orga­ni­za­tion of volun­ta­ry work.

KSON focu­ses 12 NGOs for people with disa­bi­li­ties, 38 sup­por­ting mem­bers, inc­lu­ding shel­te­red work­shops, acting on behalf of the many tho­usands of mem­bers and non-union per­sons with disa­bi­li­ties, beco­ming repre­sen­ta­ti­ve of a lar­ge part of the envi­ron­ment. Acting on behalf of and for people with disa­bi­li­ties func­tio­ning as an umbrel­la orga­ni­za­tion. Kson is a union asso­cia­tions and each mem­ber orga­ni­za­tion reta­ins full sove­re­ign­ty in the­ir actions. From 8 March 2004. KSON has the sta­tus of a public bene­fit orga­ni­za­tion. In Decem­ber of 2005. Kson was awar­ded the Mar­shal of Lower Sile­sia for the Best NGO in Lower Sile­sia. In June 2014 was awar­ded the title of “Distin­gu­ished for Jele­nia Gora” reso­lu­tion of the City Coun­cil. We are a mem­ber of the Lower Sile­sian Fede­ra­tion of NGOs and the Natio­nal Forum of People with Disabilities.

KSON mis­sion is to:

  • repre­sen­ting the inte­re­sts of people with disabilities
  • coor­di­na­ting the acti­vi­ties of mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions and the cre­ation of con­di­tions for full and acti­ve par­ti­ci­pa­tion disa­bled people in society
  • sup­port acti­vi­ties to pro­tect equ­ali­ty of oppor­tu­ni­ties for people with disa­bi­li­ties in society
  • acti­vi­ty among chil­dren and youths in the field of edu­ca­tion, upbrin­ging, scien­ce and tech­no­lo­gy, phy­si­cal cul­tu­re and sports.

Kson sta­tu­to­ry objec­ti­ve is social and pro­fes­sio­nal reha­bi­li­ta­tion of per­sons with disa­bi­li­ties, as well as com­plex pro­blem solving of the­se people by taking a num­ber of actions — in coope­ra­tion with local govern­ment units.

Kson sin­ce 2008, con­ducts public employ­ment agen­cy and infor­ma­tion for the disa­bled such as:

  • acti­vi­tes of offi­ces and insti­tu­tions cen­tral and local government
  • requ­ests the remo­val of archi­tec­tu­ral and social bar­riers for disabled
  • inte­rve­ne in spe­ci­fic cases of indi­vi­du­al and gro­up pro­blems of the disabled
  • ini­tia­tes and co-orga­ni­zes spor­ting, cul­tu­ral and tourist inte­gra­ted events, sup­por­ting the acti­vi­ty of people with disa­bi­li­ties in the­se areas.

Sin­ce 3 years kson imple­men­ting the pro­ject Infor­ma­tion and Sup­port Cen­tre for People with Disa­bi­li­ties, thro­ugh free legal, social, psy­cho­lo­gi­cal and psy­cho­the­ra­peu­tic coun­se­ling. Thro­ugh the free, public­ly hel­pli­ne 800 700 025 and the regio­nal KSON offi­ces in Szcze­cin, Gorzow, Zie­lo­na Góra, Jele­nia Góra, Cie­szyn, Cra­cow, Byd­goszcz and Torun reaching many tho­usands of people with disa­bi­li­ties or the­ir fami­lies, and hel­ping to solve the­ir per­so­nal problems.

Kso­n’s bro­ad media cam­pa­ign sin­ce 8 years spen­ding new­spa­per “Disa­bled Here and Now” and the tele­vi­sion news maga­zi­ne cal­led. “Kar­ko­no­ska TV Integration”.

Kson con­sult legi­sla­tion abo­ut people with disa­bi­li­ties — local with coun­ci­lors and natio­nal with par­lia­men­ta­rians. Kson acti­ve­ly apply for funds for the imple­men­ta­tion of many pro­jects and events for people with disa­bi­li­ties. Kson is a also a watch­dog orga­ni­za­tion. Wor­king with the Ste­fan Bato­ry Foun­da­tion, per­forms sin­ce 8 years the cam­pa­ign “Your Vote, Your Cho­ice”, inspi­ring and expan­ding the prin­ci­ple of social dialogue.

The clo­sest KSON plans are to cre­ate a faci­li­ty enga­ged in the popu­la­ri­za­tion of the newest are­as of medi­ci­ne for revalidation.