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Human Rights Booklet

employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities

All human beings are entitled to certain fundamental rights called “human rights.”

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in order to form the basis of a world built on freedom, human dignity, justice, equality, non-discrimination, fairness, and universality, which applies to everyone, everywhere and always.

All of the consumers in the Boston College Supported Employment Program review their Basic Human Rights annually with the Human Rights Officer (HRO) of the program. The HRO trains and supports individuals, their families, and their direct support staff regarding various human rights issues.

The Boston College Supported Employment Program shares a Human Rights Committee with Institute of Community Inclusion and Best Buddies International. The committee meets four times a year to discuss human rights issues related to participants from each vocational program.

In order to add human rights concerns or questions to the agenda of the quarterly meetings, please contact the Human Rights Officer, Julie Ferro, at (617) 552-1522 or

  • Supported Employment Program Basic Human Rights Booklet - This is the booklet our Program currently uses. It incorporates a clear explanation of everyone’s basic, entitled human rights with applicable illustrations. It also includes a list of contacts if the client ever feels the need to report their human rights concerns. This list covers familiar contacts from the client’s workplace, residence, home, and transportation services. The number for the Disabled Persons Protection Committee is also provided.
  • United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights - The U.N. declaration was adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly in 1948. It is a formal statement that recognizes the inherent dignity and the equal and unalienable rights of all human beings.
  • The Story of Human Rights - This is a short and casual informative video that identifies specific human rights according to public opinion.
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights - This is musical video that uses creative imagery in order to define human rights and why everyone is entitled to them.
An example of the material contained within the Human Rights Booklet