Many people with intellectual disabilities are discriminated.
This sometimes means they cannot go to school, or get a job.
People with intellectual disabilities know this.
Many of them said they and their peers
are the most discriminated group in society.
That is why self-advocacy is so important
for people with intellectual disabilities.
Becoming a self-advocate helps people with intellectual disabilities
be more confident, learn about their rights,
and know how to speak for themselves.
To help more people become self-advocates
and to help self-advocates from different European countries
meet each other
Inclusion Europe is organizing a very big conference.
The conference will be in Madrid, which is a big city in Spain.
It will take place on from 2 to 4 October
and will be in English and Spanish.
The conference will be accessible for people with intellectual disabilities.
Almost all speakers will be self-advocates.
There will be many workshops
on things that are important for self-advocates, like:
- Peer support,
- Taking decisions,
- Legal capacity
- Voting – Political participation,
- Easy to Read and accessible information,
- Setting up self-advocacy groups,
- Managing money,
- Health services, and
- Sexual and emotional life.
Participants will also be able to get practical skills
on things like making a video CV, or using the internet safely.
For any questions, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org