social and human rights based model
Over the last decades, the ‘disability concept’ has evolved from a medical model to a social and human rights-based approach. The adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2006, was one of the major international milestones in this development. At CDMD we believe that people with disabilities should have the right to enjoy health, well-being and full participation in any activity within the community.
Similarly, we recognise disability not as an individual ‘problem’, but also consider society’s failure to take into account people with disabilities. We focus on the strengths of each person and value potential. Our goal is to encourage people with disabilities to become more effective agents of change in their own communities.