Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: This week, DIW has a guest host, Lars Lindberg. Lars is Deputy Director at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in Sweden. He talks about a number of issues relating to Sweden’s Disability Policy including:
1. Disability Policy in Sweden
2. Employment Discrimination in Sweden versus the United States
3. History of Sweden’s Disability Policy
4. Disability Policy Today and in the Future (Including the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities – CRPD)
Lar’s discussion also includes a description of Sweden’s law that REQUIRES the provision of Personal Attendant Services for those who need them to allow for independent community-based living which is particularly pertinent considering this last week’s Kick-Off on Capitol Hill for the Community Choice Act.
(Note: Unfortunately, I was using an analog tape recorder and the quality of Lars’ recording was poor. If you cannot understand the audio, a narrated version of the original podcast is also provided.)
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