Frequently Asked Questions

By becoming a part of the Inclusion International network, organisations and individuals get access to a number of member benefits.

Some of these include:

  • Access to a network of over 200 like-minded organisations for learning exchanges and information sharing
  • Opportunities to participate in our 10 working groups and discussion groups, which allow you to connect with other members on topics of mutual interest – such as employment, closing institutions, sexual and reproductive health, sibling support, and more!
  • Opportunities to take part in consultations and campaigns that give you a change to raise your voice and help set global agendas
  • Access to member-only information, resources, and technical tools that can support you in your work to promote inclusion
  • Access to an online learning platform exclusively for Inclusion International members that features e-learning modules about topics important to our network
  • Opportunities to promote your work, such as featuring your work in our Global Reports, newsletters, or at our conferences and events
  • Regular networking activities with the member organisations in your region to help you build connections close to home
  • Member discounts for participation in paid events, such as World Congresses
  • Helping to set the direction of the organisation by voting on important issues at General Assemblies and electing our leadership (for full members only).

Members also benefit from the advice and support of our staff team, and supported by a specific staff liaison who can help them access the full benefits of the network.

Organisations or individuals can be a member of Inclusion International.

A member is anyone who:

  1. Supports our vision for inclusion
  2. Agrees to our Statement of Unity for inclusion and
  3. Pays the membership fee

Your application goes through lots of checks to make sure your organisation agrees with our vision for inclusion.

These are the steps for becoming a member:

  1. You complete the application form at the bottom of this page.
  2. Your application is received by our staff team, and forwarded to the Membership Committee representative for your region.
  3. Your application is reviewed by our Membership Committee. The Membership Committee meets once every 3 months to review applications.
  4. If the Membership Committee thinks you should become a member of the network, your application is passed on to our Council for approval.
  5. If you are accepted as a new member by the Council, your membership will begin as soon as your fee is paid.
  6. Your membership will be officially ratified at our next General Assembly meeting by our full members. You can still access all of the benefits of membership while you wait for General Assembly approval, as long as your membership fee is paid.

To become an individual member, you must agree with our vision for inclusion.

Individual members do not need to submit the application form below to become members.

To become an individual member:

  1. Visit the payments page of our website.
  2. At the top of the page under the word “Donate”, write your name and the words “individual membership” in the message line.
  3. Pay your $55.00 USD individual membership fee.

Your individual membership fee payment will be received by our team, and your membership will come into effect immediately!

Full members are self-advocacy or family led organisations that are recognised as having a voice advancing inclusion at a country level.

Affiliate members are any other organizations that work partially or fully on issues affecting people with intellectual disability and their families. For example, this could inclusive cross-disability organisations, development organisations, or service providers. The only criteria is that they must support our Statement of Unity.

Individual members are any person who shares the values of Inclusion International.

Only full members have a say in how Inclusion International is run.

For example:

  • full members can elect Officers and Regional Representatives to be part of the Inclusion International Council
  • full members help to set the direction of the organisation by taking part and voting on important issues at our General Assembly and other meetings. For example, adopting our strategic plan and policy positions and approving new members.

Affiliate members and individual members cannot vote or nominate Officers and Council members, but they can participate equally in all other parts of the network’s work.

For new members, the membership fees are decided by the size of your organisation.

Large, Medium and Small organisations will pay different membership fees.

The final decision about the size of your organisation will be made by our Membership Committee after reviewing your application.



Full membersAffiliate members
Large$3,328 / €2,994$1,331 / €1,198
Medium$1,664 / €1,497$666 / €598
Small Plus$832 / €748$332 / €299
Small Regular$416 / €375$166 / €150
Small$133 / €119$67 / €61
Membership fee guide prices

Read our Statement of Unity

If your organisation or group is interested in joining our network, please complete this short application form.

Application form for Organizations