Inclusion International's 17th World Congress

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 to Friday, June 1, 2018 Birmingham, UK

The World Congress will bring together people and organisations from all over the world to  learn from and inspire each other. Together we will lead the way in making inclusion a reality for people with intellectual disabilities and their families.


The World Congress programme will provide opportunities for families and self-advocates to build up their leadership skills and networks. Sessions and networking opportunities will be around topics such as:

  • supporting and enabling self-advocacy
  • support to families
  • inclusive education: teacher training and inclusion resources
  • employment and livelihoods: strategies for inclusion in the labour market
  • housing: strategies for inclusion in the community
  • access to justice and prevention of violence against people with disabilities
  • closing institutions and providing care in the community
  • supported decision-making.

A full programme will be announced nearer the event, including speakers and workshops – stay tuned!
Who is the event for?

Anyone who has an interest in inclusion or works for an inclusive organisation is welcome, including:

  • Inclusion International members
  • partner organisations, NGOs and funders
  • people with intellectual disabilities and their families
  • self-advocates
  • anyone interested in inclusion

For further information (External link)