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Who We Are

Who we are and what we stand for
Inclusion International is a global federation of family-based organizations advocating for the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities worldwide. For over forty years Inclusion International has been committed to the promotion of these human rights and our organization now represents over 200 member federations in 115 countries throughout five regions including the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, Africa and the Indian Ocean, the Americas, and Asia Pacific.

Our vision
A world where people with intellectual disabilities and their families can equally participate and be valued in all aspects of community life.

Our mission
With its member societies, Inclusion International acts as an agent for change on the basis of four main principles affecting the lives of people with an intellectual disability and their families:

  • Inclusion in all aspects of everyday society
  • Full citizenship which respects individual human rights responsibilities
  • Self-determination in order to have control over the decisions affecting one’s life
  • Family support through adequate services and support networks to families with a disabled member
Strategic Plan
Inclusion International is an assembly of the voices of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families that promotes shared values of respect, diversity, human rights, solidarity and inclusion. This document reflects our vision and outlines how Inclusion International will fulfill its commitment in the years ahead... Read More>>