The world is not designed for people with intellectual disabilities. We already knew it, but we thought putting together several absurd situations that happened during quarantine would prove this even more.
Inclusion Europe president Jyrki Pinomaa wrote a letter about the Coronavirus emergency, expressing his concern about the situation but, at the same time, discussing how to keep in touch and stay focused on our priorities.
Last January, Inclusion Europe's Milan Šveřepa was interviewed by David Klimeš for the Czech news-server Aktuálně.cz. They talked about deinstitutionalisation, rights of people with intellectual disabilities and the use of EU funding to improve the social system in the country.
Inclusion Europe's Milan Šveřepa wrote a blog post about the interview he gave to the Czech business newspaper Hospodářské noviny. Milan was interviewed about the tragic death of 8 men with intellectual disabilities in a “care home” in Czechia and discussed the issue of institutions in the country.
Inclusion Europe's President Jyrki Pinomaa went to Manchester to meet with Learning Disability England and attend their conference. His thoughts and impressions about the organisation were very positive.
László Bercse is chair of the EPSA steering group.
He took part in the "Belonging" conference organised by Inclusion International and AKIM Israel.
Read more about László's experiences at the conference.
Our director Milan Šveřepa wrote an article on Apolitical, an international platform that provides information to governments. The article is focused on children with disabilities living in institutions, promoting deinstitutionalisation as the only way forward.