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How to envision social inclusion with regard to people with profound intellectual and/or multiple disabilities?
Social inclusion has been a core policy goal for the emancipation of people with disabilities since the early sixties. With the Dutch ratification of the UN Convention in 2016 it gained further prominence on the political agenda. However, it is unclear what social inclusion should entail for people with profound intellectual and/or multiple disabilities, who often live in sheltered living institutions. To what extent does the concept of social inclusion resonate with their complex daily (care) needs? And how can we know how they experience and value social inclusion themselves?
The speakers on this conference will discuss how we can think about social inclusion with regard to the marginalized group of people with profound intellectual and/or multiple disabilities and will help us to verbalize social inclusion to better think, talk and practice social inclusion in research and practices of good care for people with profound intellectual and/or multiple disabilities.
Prof. Dr. Christine Bigby (Professor at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Director Living with Disability Research Centre)
Prof. Dr. Stacy Clifford Simplican (Senior lecturer at Vanderbilt University in Nashville)
Dr. Alice Schippers (Executive director Disability Studies the Netherlands, vice president IASSIDD, senior researcher VUmc in Amsterdam)
Prof. dr. Evelien Tonkens (Professor of Citizenship and Humanisation of the Public Sector at the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht)
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