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Newsletter: September 2015


Welcome to the September edition of our newsletter.  In many parts of the world September is: back to school season for children; back to work after summer holidays and for some it marks an unofficial (or official)  new year.   For many families and people with intellectual disabilities in our global network this can be a challenging time as we continue to struggle to achieve inclusive education; inclusion in the labour market and inclusion in our communities.  In this edition you can read about our efforts to promote good examples of inclusive education; inclusion in the labour market and inclusion through self-advocacy.  

In the second half of 2015, we will be busy developing a global strategy to promote self-advocacy and developing programmes for our members to help them build inclusive education; supported decision making models and community living strategies.  Building towards our General Assembly and International Conference in Orlando, Florida in October of 2016,  we are developing new ways for our members to work together on the issues that matter to them in their communities.  Watch our website for upcoming events and conferences.

Upcoming events


Inclusion in Action Around the World


My Voice Matters:   II Helping to Build Self-Advocacy in Cambodia

The workshops provided an opportunity to engage with self-advocates on building a self-advocacy movement for change.


Inclusive Education Side Event at 14th Session of the CRPD Committee

The purpose of the session was to promote progressive examples of inclusive education from around the world


II News Hub: News and Information About II Members and Partners


In Focus: FEAPS

Interview with Enrique Galvan, Director of FEAPS

Enrique talks about how FEAPS began, the work that they do and how pleased FEAPS are to be cohosting Hear Our voices, Conference of the European Platform for Self-advocates in Madrid, October 2-4.

The video is in Spanish with English subtitles.


Kenyan Adolescent Girl Advocates' Special Event

In recognition of the special relations and collaboration between Inclusion Africa and Inclusion International with Plan International, Inclusion Africa Coordinator Shikuku Obosi was invited as  a guest.


Strengthening Ties with Down Syndrome International

Jabulane Dikgale, Interim Chairperson of Inclusion Africa, attended the World Down Syndrome Congress on behalf of Inclusion Africa and Inclusion International. He spoke about supported Employment in South Africa sharing positive examples of employment with participants.


KNCHR's Policy Validation Workshop

Inclusion International participates at KNCHR's Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming Policy Validation workshop to ensure that people with intellectual disabilities were included.


Inclusion Europe welcomes new Executive Director

Aleksandra Ivanković Tamamović has taken over from Geert Freyhoff as the Executive Director of Inclusion Europe.


International Congress of People with Disability in Paraguay

Inclusion International was invited to participate in "ACCESS", the 3rd Congress of Inclusive Employment and Corporate Social Responsibility