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• Slide Presentation for the lecture of: Connie Laurin-Bowie
Inclusion International, Canada
• Topic of...
The Right to Live
Independently and be
Included in the Community
Unity and Diversity in Action
Tel Aviv
Connie Laurin-Bowi...
Inclusion International is a global federation of family-
based organizations advocating for the human rights of
people wi...
– influencing global processes and ensure global efforts are
responsive to the needs of families and self-advocates.
The k...
Convention on The Rights of
Persons with Disabilities
Inclusion International
Priorities
 Recognition of Families
 Inclusive Education
 Legal Capacity
 Living in the Commun...
Informed by Self Advocates
Informed by Families
Purpose of the Global
Campaign
 To ensure that the voice of self-
advocates and families is heard in
defining what it mea...
CRPD Article 19
 Provides a framework or looking at
what living and being included in the
community means.
 Was negotiat...
Is about Choice…
“Persons with disabilities have the
opportunity to choose their place
of residence and where and with
who...
Choice means..
 Having opportunity and options
 Understanding decision making
 Empowerment
 Supports to make decisions...
Is about Support…
 “Persons with disabilities have
access to a range of in-home,
residential and other community
supports...
Support means…
To Individuals:
 Services (attendant care, employment
support, disability specific services)
 income supp...
Is about Inclusion
 “Community Services and
facilities fort he general
population are available on an
equal basis to pers...
Inclusion means…
 Inclusive education
 Employment opportunities and
support
 Access to Justice
 Equal access to health...
Key Findings
 People with intellectual disabilities have no
voice or control in the decisions about
where and with whom t...
 The major source of support and care which they
receive is from their families
 Families receive little or no support f...
Implications for Public Policy and
the Role of Family Based
Organizations
Choice
 Legislative/policy reform
 Development...
Lessons from
Deinstitutionalization
 Take out the hardest to serve FIRST
 The Transition process has costs
 Not about m...
For More Information:
www.inclusion-international.org
Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offering Choice, Support and Inclusion to People ...
Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offering Choice, Support and Inclusion to People ...
Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offering Choice, Support and Inclusion to People ...
Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offering Choice, Support and Inclusion to People ...
Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offering Choice, Support and Inclusion to People ...
Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offering Choice, Support and Inclusion to People ...
Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offering Choice, Support and Inclusion to People ...
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Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offering Choice, Support and Inclusion to People with Intellectual Disabilities Builds Stronger Communities for All - Slide presentation

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Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offering Choice, Support and Inclusion to People with Intellectual Disabilities Builds Stronger Communities for All - Slide presentation

  1. 1. Knowledge Database • Slide Presentation for the lecture of: Connie Laurin-Bowie Inclusion International, Canada • Topic of lecture: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offering Choice, Support and Inclusion to People with Intellectual Disabilities Builds Stronger Communities for All • The lecture was given at Beit Issie Shapiro’s 6th International Conference on Disabilities - Israel • Year: 2015
  2. 2. The Right to Live Independently and be Included in the Community Unity and Diversity in Action Tel Aviv Connie Laurin-Bowie Executive Director
  3. 3. Inclusion International is a global federation of family- based organizations advocating for the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities worldwide. For over forty years Inclusion International has been committed to the promotion of these human rights and our organization now represents over 200 member federations in 115 countries throughout five regions including the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, Africa and the Indian Ocean, the Americas, and Asia Pacific.
  4. 4. – influencing global processes and ensure global efforts are responsive to the needs of families and self-advocates. The knowledge and expertise of our members is the Global Voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. – Connecting members and partners on key issues facing people with intellectual disabilities and their families. By providing opportunities for collaboration and engagement, II acts as a hub of learning and innovation. – Providing direct support to members in their work by: • Equipping them with skills and knowledge to influence change • Capacity building • Technical support in the implementation of inclusion Our Role GLOBAL VOICE NETWORK SUPPORT TO OUR MEMBERS
  5. 5. Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  6. 6. Inclusion International Priorities  Recognition of Families  Inclusive Education  Legal Capacity  Living in the Community
  7. 7. Informed by Self Advocates
  8. 8. Informed by Families
  9. 9. Purpose of the Global Campaign  To ensure that the voice of self- advocates and families is heard in defining what it means to be included (and how Article 19 is interpreted)  To raise awareness of the exclusion and isolation that people with intellectual disabilities and their families continue to face  To identify the necessary conditions for achieving inclusion in the community  To share strategies for change
  10. 10. CRPD Article 19  Provides a framework or looking at what living and being included in the community means.  Was negotiated/designed by people with intellectual disabilities and families  Is a tool for working with governments, law and policy makers
  11. 11. Is about Choice… “Persons with disabilities have the opportunity to choose their place of residence and where and with whom they live on an equal basis with others and are not obliged to live in a particular living arrangement;”
  12. 12. Choice means..  Having opportunity and options  Understanding decision making  Empowerment  Supports to make decisions  innovation
  13. 13. Is about Support…  “Persons with disabilities have access to a range of in-home, residential and other community supports including personal assistance necessary to support living and inclusion in the community, and to prevent isolation or segregation from the community;”
  14. 14. Support means… To Individuals:  Services (attendant care, employment support, disability specific services)  income support/disability benefits/tax credits  Personal support by family, friends, community To Families:  Planning and information services  Compensation for Income loss and disability costs  Respite
  15. 15. Is about Inclusion  “Community Services and facilities fort he general population are available on an equal basis to persons with disabilities to persons with disabilities and are responsive to their needs.”
  16. 16. Inclusion means…  Inclusive education  Employment opportunities and support  Access to Justice  Equal access to health care  Transportation  Recreation and social
  17. 17. Key Findings  People with intellectual disabilities have no voice or control in the decisions about where and with whom they live  The vast majority of adults with intellectual disabilities live at home with their families  But institutions continue to be a major human rights violation and there is evidence in some regions that the admission of children is increasing and that new forms of institutions are being created.
  18. 18.  The major source of support and care which they receive is from their families  Families receive little or no support from communities or governments  Even when people with intellectual disabilities live in the community they are often isolated and excluded from the community  This is because service continue to be delivered in segregated and institutional systems and because communities fail to organize systems to be inclusive (education, health, transportation, political processes, cultural and religious groups employment etc.)
  19. 19. Implications for Public Policy and the Role of Family Based Organizations Choice  Legislative/policy reform  Development of SDM Models  Funding of both supply and demand side Support  Family Friendly public policy  Supports to the Individual AND supports the family Inclusion  Education/employment/health/other
  20. 20. Lessons from Deinstitutionalization  Take out the hardest to serve FIRST  The Transition process has costs  Not about moving services from one location to another
  21. 21. For More Information: www.inclusion-international.org

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