In the weeks since our September 2019 training in Dubai, the Emirates Down Syndrome Association has supported the establishment of 5 self-advocacy groups in UAE.

The 5 groups contain a total of 30 self-advocates with Down syndrome, with representation from across UAE.

So far they have met twice and the first sessions have been focused on getting to know each other, learning to work together as a team, and beginning to think about self-advocacy.

The groups will be meeting every couple of weeks until we visit again in February for a follow-up training.

The groups will support the self-advocates to developed their skills confidence and prepare them to play a key role in the World Down Syndrome Congress 2020 in Dubai.

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