COCEMFE and the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Community

The Spanish Confederation of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities (COCEMFE, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish) is a non-profit organization in Madrid, Spain that works towards the full inclusion and active participation of people with disabilities in all parts of society through promotion, advocacy, and assisting people with disabilities in exercising their rights. Organic disabilities refer to disabilities that are not immediately visible to or perceptible by others, such as sensory disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, or autoimmune disorders. As part of its work, COCEMFE provides information and referral services (in Spanish) to people with disabilities, families, caregivers, businesses, organizations, and other stakeholders on a variety of topics, including employment, accessibility, education, and accessible tourism. COCEMFE works towards the equality for women with disabilities (in Spanish) in the community, empowering women with disabilities and raising awareness of the issues they face. The Confederation provides training (in Spanish) to healthcare, employment, education, and advocacy professionals to improve access to services and opportunities for people with disabilities in the community. COCEMFE also works with organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean (in Spanish) to develop projects and programs that help people with disabilities to participate in their communities. Finally, COCEMFE provides the latest news related to its work (in Spanish) and a calendar of events (in Spanish) that are accessible to people with disabilities and their families.

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