Welcome to e-include, the e-journal of Inclusion Europe.
Inclusion Europe has a new member.
It is an organisation for people with intellectual and physical disabilities and people with mental health problems.
They want to promote inclusion and make sure
Inclusion Netherlands was accepted as a new member of Inclusion Europe at the General Assembly that took place on Friday, 1 June 2012 at the Thon Hotel in Brussels.
Inclusie Nederland (IN) was founded on November 28 , 2011 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, by both parents and experts in disability and inclusion matters. All of them have years of experience in these fields. One of them, José Smits is the new Secretary General of Inclusion Europe. The others are Keturah van Slegtenhorst, Kees Wijnbeek and Anouk Bolsenbroe.
The organisation was created to represent individuals, not organizations. Any individual who agrees with the principles of Inclusion Netherlands can ask for a membership.
The aim of Inclusion Netherlands is to promote and to contribute to inclusion and to value human diversity in society, to advocate for the interests of people with intellectual, physical disabilities and/or mental health problems in such a way that they can perform socially valued roles in society.
Inclusion Netherlands will stimulate the forming of local, regional and or thematic working groups on inclusion in the Netherlands.
Empowerment and choice for people with intellectual or other disabilities is an inherent part of inclusion. Inclusion Netherlands aims to promote the building and availability of expertise and knowledge on inclusion and diversity.
All groups and all activities organised by Inclusion Netherlands will be open for the involvement and contribution of people with intellectual disabilities. One of the board members is accountable for the task of guaranteeing their involvement in all activities and all working groups. In each member gathering one person will be assigned to guarantee the participation of people with intellectual disabilities in all activities.
You can Visit the website of Inclusie Nederland here. The website is in Dutch.