ConnectABILITY

LISTEN INCLUDE RESPECT – Consultation and survey for individuals with intellectual disabilities

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities guarantees the right to accessibility and participation for people with intellectual disabilities.

Down Syndrome International and Inclusion International’s networks are working together to develop guidelines on how organizations can make sure their work is inclusive so that people with intellectual disabilities can fully take part.

The guidelines will ensure that organisations will understand how to support people with intellectual disabilities so that everyone:

  • gets information in a way that they understand,
  • can share their ideas, experiences and knowledge alongside everyone else,
  • is given the time and adjustments they need to take part.
  • Community Living Toronto has agreed to a host a consultation session for individuals who have an intellectual disability and may identify themselves as Self-Advocates.

This is virtual consultation session using ZOOM.

WHEN:  TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
TIME:  1:30 PM TO 3:30 pm

During the consultation, we will be asking participants to share their stories about working with agencies, and their experiences.

What is shared during the consultation session will be written up in a report and sent back to Down Syndrome International and Inclusion International. They will use the information to develop the guidelines for organizations to use to ensure persons with intellectual disabilities can participate fulling. Organizations will be able to ensure they LISTEN INCLUDE AND RESPECT all individuals with intellectual disabilities.

To register for the consultation session, please email:
Wendy Dyke – wdyke@cltoronto.ca  or Felicita Zanatta – fzanatta@cltoronto.ca

You will receive an email prior to the consultation session invite which will include the link for logging in on September 22nd at 1 pm.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Wendy or Felicita.

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