Many people with intellectual disabilities are discriminated.
This sometimes means they cannot go to school, or get a job.
People with intellectual disabilities know this.
Many of them said they and their peers
are the most discriminated group in society.
That is why self-advocacy is so important
for people with intellectual disabilities.
Becoming a self-advocate helps people with intellectual disabilities
be more confident, learn about their rights,
and know how to speak for themselves.
To help more people become self-advocates
and to help self-advocates from different European countries
meet each other
Inclusion Europe is organizing a very big conference.
The conference will be in Madrid, which is a big city in Spain.
It will take place on from 2 to 4 October
and will be in English and Spanish.
The conference will be accessible for people with intellectual disabilities.
Almost all speakers will be self-advocates.
There will be many workshops
on things that are important for self-advocates, like:
- Peer support,
- Taking decisions,
- Legal capacity
- Voting – Political participation,
- Easy to Read and accessible information,
- Setting up self-advocacy groups,
- Managing money,
- Health services, and
- Sexual and emotional life.
Participants will also be able to get practical skills
on things like making a video CV, or using the internet safely.
For any questions, you can send an email to email@example.com
Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.
This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.
Being visible and vocal on issues directly affecting millions of people requires your support.
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