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Self-Advocates in Action at International Conference in England

June 2018

Four residents of Israel Elwyn’s (IE) Community Residential Services participated in the 17th Inclusion International 2018 World Conference on self-advocacy in Birmingham, England at the end of May. The four, who also participate in the joint Israel Elwyn-Beit Issie Shapiro National Self-Advocacy and Leadership Project, were accompanied by IE support staff and members of IE management. 

Self-advocate Simona and IE staff prepare a poster for conference session

The Conference brings together self-advocates, families and professionals to learn and share experiences from around the world about issues and challenges faced by people with intellectual disabilities and their families, as well as strategies that have been successful in achieving achieve change, inspire and be inspired by successes and innovations for inclusive practices, and lead the way as a global movement in promoting inclusive communities.

Israel Elwyn participants

The IE self-advocates were pleased to participate in the Conference sessions, and did not hesitate to speak out on subjects of interest to them.

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