|Learning Disability Week takes place every year.
During this week,
This year, it took place from 19-25 August.
The theme for this year was: ‘who is your superhero?’.
People got involved by writing online about their hero.
Mencap did different things for this week.
Mencap marked the Learning Disability Week by organising events that bring people together and strengthen networks in local communities. This disability week took place between 19-25 August, with the aim of of celebrating persons with intellectual disabilities as well as their families and carers.
Inclusion Europe and Eurochild have started this project on participation of children with intellectual disabilities, with three national partners, from Spain, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria and in collaboration with Lumos.
States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child.
Under Article 12 of the UN CRC, “States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child.”
The website of the project www.childrights4all.eu will grow in the next two years and offer information and concrete tools to implement child participation in practice at schools or in child care services.
In the first part of the project, we are looking for evidence from law, policy documents and also projects on child participation involving children with intellectual disabilities in different areas and from all European countries to increase understanding of how children with intellectual disabilities can be supported to effectively and meaningfully participate. We are looking for promising practices to disseminate them and to build on our project activities further.
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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