As a network, having spaces where members can work and learn together is important for helping us build a strong movement.

Member groups focusing on different topics is one way to make sure members can connect and participate directly in the global work of our network.

Inclusion International has two types of groups that help our network come together.

  • Working groups are spaces where members come together to do shared work on a specific topic. For example, the group might work together to publish a report, host a webinar series about their topic, or create a toolkit or other resources for members.
  • Discussion groups are spaces where members can share their work and learn about the work other members are doing. Discussion groups will meet at least three times per year to profile the work of members and host small group discussions about the topic.

All of our groups are open only to members of the Inclusion International network – this makes sure that members have a private space to work together, get support, have challenging conversations, and strengthen our work as a network.

All of our groups are run by Co-Chairs, who are leaders from within the Inclusion International network who are volunteering their time to lead a group and help start conversations about a topic.

Currently, Inclusion International runs 7 groups that members can join. Descriptions of each group and instructions for joining the group can be found in the links below.

The following working groups are now open for members to join:

Deinstitutionalization Working Group

Employment Working Group

Inclusive Development Working Group

Siblings Working Group*

*Please note that the Siblings Working Group is only open to siblings of people with intellectual disabilities.

The following discussion groups are now open for members to join:

Families Discussion Group

Listen Include Respect Champions Discussion Group

Sexual and Reproductive Health Discussion Group

Members can join these groups by signing up for the email group through the link in each group’s Terms of Reference.

Individuals joining a group must list which organisation they come from in the comment box in order to be approved as a group member and join the email list!