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🔴Our General Assembly begins NOW!

👨‍👩‍👦‍👦Members come together every two years to make big decisions about our work.

🗳️Members will vote on new positions, our new strategic plan, and more!

💻Members meet today and tomorrow, and voting will take place virtually this week. The logo of Inclusion Inter...
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Our General Assembly kicked off today with messages from our President, Sue Swenson @sdswenson and our Vice-President, Mark Mapemba.

Sue and Mark talked about some of the big successes of the last 2 years, including how our network worked together virtually during #COVID19. Image
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Thank you to @iddcconsortium for the opportunity to participate in the #COSP15 Expo on #EconomicEmpowerment and share our #InclusiveWorkplaces Toolkit developed through #InclusiveFutures!

Hear our key messages from the event in the thread below:
People with intellectual #disabilities are one of the groups most excluded from the labour market - employers tell us that they don’t understand "how" to include people with intellectual disabilities in their workplaces.
For us, this is about "real jobs for real pay" - people with intellectual disabilities in jobs they choose themselves, in workplaces where people with and without disabilities work together, where they are paid fairly and equally for their work, and with good support.
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Yesterday I visited the cafe where my brother works. His work is a big deal. Because he has an #IntellectualDisability #DevelopmentalDisability and #InclusiveEmployment is ridiculously hard to find. We talk a lot on #MedTwitter about being #Inclusive. 1/
I am part of those conversations. They usually centre around #GenderEquity, sometimes #Antiracism, occasionally #LGBTQ+ rights, and once in a while #Disability - but under that term I almost never hear about #DevelopmentalDisability, or more importantly, how we - physicians 2/
members of society with privilege, including for many of us, our own businesses (yes, for those of you in North America, your medicine practice is run as a small business), could be actively supporting truly #InclusiveEmployment. My brother has had many jobs. Almost none of 3/
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