Self-advocate Council member of II David Corner and Executive Director Connie Laurin Bowie, addressed members of The Arc to the United States from all over the US at the Opening Plenary of The Arc’s National Convention: Achieving Momentum, which took place in Seattle (Bellevue) on 3-5 August 2013.
David who is based in New Zealand appeared on the big screen. He talked about his experience at last years National Conference and International Forum. The 2012 event which was jointly organised by Inclusion International and The Arc of the United States was held in in Washington DC and brought together many self-advocates from all over the world. David and Connie invited familes and self-advocates to connect with others around the world who are fighting for inclusion at Inclusion International’s next World Congress to be held in Kenya in June 2014