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About Listen Include Respect

The Listen Include Respect guidelines help organisations understand what they need to do to make sure people with intellectual disabilities are included in their work. 

They were written by Inclusion International and Down Syndrome International.


Over 1,500 people with intellectual disabilities and their families from almost 100 countries helped write them.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) tells us that all people with disabilities have the right to “meaningful participation.” 

“Meaningful participation” is what happens when people with intellectual disabilities get everything they need to be fully included, participate equally, and feel valued.


These guidelines will help organisations to make this happen.

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