What is Listen Include Respect

Listen Include Respect is a set of global guidelines developed by Inclusion International and Down Syndrome International, with support from self-advocate leaders around the world.

These guidelines are designed to help organizations in all sectors to ensure their work is inclusive so people with intellectual disability can fully participate.

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Pilot Project

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) work alongside people with a disability every day. They provide valuable support for people to be included in society and fully participate at home, school, work, and in the community.

We are partnering with Keystone Human Services to launch an innovative project to empower Direct Support Professionals to ensure their work is inclusive.

Beginning with the launch event at the June Summit, we will spend the next year building the Listen Include Respect global guidelines into Keystone’s work.

This will help us to explore how these international standards for inclusion and meaningful participation of people with intellectual disability work in practice and can impact an organization that provides direct support.

Launch Event

The Summit will take place in Harrisburg, USA on 22 June 2022 at 4:30-7:30 pm EDT.

There will be a panel discussion, followed by a cocktail reception.

Sue Swenson, President of Inclusion International, will be the keynote speaker.

Register here