Inclusion International

Global Report on

Living independently and being included in the Community

Stories shared

There have been a lot of changes for me over the last 2 years due to major earthquakes especially on 22nd of February 2011.  I have had to make some tough decisions about finding somewhere to live and leaving my flat mate, sort of thing.. ....”


Trish Mc Queen


“ I am a 40 year old woman who has a disability known as cerebral palsy. For a long time I thought I had to rely on other people to run my life, but then I realised that I could speak for myself and I wanted to do more stuff..”




“ Waata is really passionate about self advocacy and speaking up about how things are for people with intellectual disability... “

Waata Houia


Stuart Jenkins

“My independence is really important to me. I like knowing that the support is there if I need it. But I like to be my own person...”