Children and teenagers with intellectual disabilities in many countries are still segregated from others when it comes to education. They are put in “special” schools or “special” classes, and they miss the opportunity to be part of the school community at their local school. Adults with intellectual disabilities often do not get offered any chance for vocational training or further education. But people with intellectual disabilities have a lot to offer: their unique life experiences, unusual ways of addressing problems and of looking at things. An education that is inclusive is good for everyone!
That’s why Inclusion Europe on International Education Day launched its campaign #ThatsWhatILearned. With the campaign, we want to raise awareness about ongoing discrimination, talk about good practices for inclusion in education and get a discussion going on how we can make inclusive education happen everywhere in Europe.
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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