Listen Include Respect is about including people with intellectual disabilities in the work of organisations.

One of the most important considerations is communication.

Organisations must communicate in a way that is easy to understand.

But also, some people will need to use alternative types of communication to take part.

Building inclusive communities for all.

For International Day of Sign Languages (Friday 23 September) we stand with the World Federation of the Deaf in our dream of building inclusive communities for all.

Inclusive communities must adapt so that everyone can communicate in the way that works for them.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Many people with Down syndrome will experience speech and language difficulties. This can lead to impaired communication skills. But, if you look closely, there are other ways to get our message across.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) helps people who don't speak with their mouths to communicate.

Watch our video to learn about the many ways we communicate and how you can make sure we are included.

Get informed.

Please take time to learn how to communicate in an inclusive way and encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same.

Our Listen Include Respect "Communication" guidelines include information about:

  • Alternative types of communication (AAC);
  • Respectful communication;
  • Websites;
  • Social media;
  • Emails.

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Listen Include Respect.

Listen Include Respect is our joint project with Inclusion International.

Click below to visit the website and learn more about including people with intellectual disabilities in the work of organisations, including:

  • Good support;
  • Meetings;
  • Consultations;
  • Advocacy and campaigns;
  • Employment;
  • Leadership.