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“It is easy to talk with people
who think the same things as me.
It is also easy to understand each other.
I went to the conference organised by
Learning Disability England.
This organisation wants to become a member
of Inclusion Europe.
So I decided to go there
and find out more about their work.
Samantha Clark is the Chief Executive Officer
of Learning Disability England.
This means that she is responsible
for how the organisation is run.
Samantha welcomed me at the conference as a guest.
The day of the conference was full of meetings.
So I arrived the night before to have more time
to meet and get to know Samantha.
I was lucky during my visit in Manchester
because I arrived after the storm
that happened during the last weekend.
Speaking of inclusion
When I arrived,
I met with some members of the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees are the people
who decide how to run the organisation.
Then we had dinner with 25 people.
- family members
- experts and professionals.
I had the chance to meet the people
who work at Learning Disability England.
They are fantastic people who fight for inclusion!
We all spoke about inclusion.
We understood each other
Learning Disability England
Learning Disability England works for and with:
- organisations and professionals.
They say that all these people should work together.
They also say that people with disabilities
should always be heard.
The conference was interesting
and people gave very good speeches.
I did not have the time to go to every workshop,
but I met many people.
I really liked one of the workshops.
It was a presentation of three people with
Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (in short: PMLD).
PMLD means that you may have problems:
- and moving.
People with PMLD need support people
who help them in their everyday life.
The three people who spoke at the workshop
They told us to always include everybody,
also people with PMLD.
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.
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