We are Inclusion International’s self-advocate council members, Mia, Sara, David, Mark and Luis Gabriel. We are pleased to introduce you to Empower Us, Inclusion International’s self-advocacy initiative. 

Self-advocacy is when people with intellectual disabilities speak up for ourselves about the things that are important to us.

As self-advocates, we work for the inclusion of all people in a community.

Empower Us will work to develop a way for self-advocates around the world to connect with each other and share good ideas.

We have created a website selfadvocacyportal.com to share information about self-advocacy. We will also be developing training and tools to support self-advocates, families, and organisations around the world. 

We would like to hear from you:

  • If you want to find out more about self-advocacy
  • If you need help with self-advocacy in your country or community or organisation
  • If you or your organisation have resources or information about self-advocacy you would like to share

Please get in contact if you are interested in working with us on Empower Us.

 You can contact us using our online form here.

Make sure to also follow us on Twitter @_EmpowerUs and Facebook


Mia, Sara, David, Mark and Luis Gabriel