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You will also find materials from our series of webinars in English and Spanish.
II developed these webinars to create a space to provide information and open a “guided debate” for many involved in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
They will be developed and delivered in clusters, as a series and targeted to specific groups.
Objectives of the Webinar:
- Share information in order to increase people’s knowledge around the world on issues related to the Right to Decide and legal Capacity for people with intellectual disabilities
- Provide expertise, materials and presentations to support discussions on the issue around the globe.
- Support facilitators willing to lead discussion groups on their knowledge and understanding on the Right to Decide and its implications for people with intellectual disabilities and their families in different parts of the world as a contribution to II Global Campaign on the Right to Decide.
- Explore the challenges and opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, their families, civil society organizations, service providers, governments and society to achieve the Right to Decide of people with intellectual disabilities.
The presentations on the webinars will be carried out by professionals, family members and self-advocates knowledgeable around legal capacity, the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities art. 12 and its implications for people with intellectual disabilities in their right to make their own decisions and the role of their families in making this right a reality for many.
As much as possible they will give peoples life experiences in order to illustrate the concept.
- Will be issue-specific, presented in short 15 minutes sessions followed by 15 minutes open discussions for Q &A.
- Facilitated by a staff person from II
- Will run for 2 hours -2 hours and a half
- Will be hosted in English or Spanish
- Will be delivered through regional clusters in order to acknowledge cultural diversity and accommodate time schedules
- By open registration or targeted by invitation to selected audiences