Hear from self-advocates from Poland what support they need to make decisions #WeDecide:

Speaker biographies

Małgorzata Jabłońska

Self-advocate with Down syndrome.

2010: Winner of the nationwide "Colors of Volunteering" competition, Best Polish Volunteer of the Year 2009.

2011: World Down Syndrome Day Awards Malgorzata Jablonska (Poland)

2016: finalist of the nationwide 'Lady D.' competition (Disabled Lady). Winner of the "Lady D." provincial stage - the "Good Start" category.

The heroine "A   short film of Małgosia - Krótki film o Małgosi" Participation in many youth projects. (effect of one of the projects - 2013 - "Princess - Królewna" youth film).

Participation in several international conferences: despite speech problems, she speaks on topics related to Down syndrome. Małgorzata - a disabled actress for 10 years (serial TVP Blonde - Blondynka) and volunteer of several Polish organizations (Anna Dymna - Despite Everything, Special Olympics, Food Bank).

Currently a student at the Vocational Training School (No. 1) in Bialystok (School Complex Number 16 in Bialystok). In the future she wants to work as a gardener or chef.

The title of the presentation: Małgosia and Hubert from Poland - we are not incapacitated - we decide!
she says about herself:

I have speech problems, but I like to live actively.

Hubert Kuryłowicz-Cudowski 

Self-advocate with Down syndrome. He graduated from a gardener vocational school. He attends the CARITAS occupational therapy workshop. 

He is a volunteer, willingly participates in social and artistic events. He runs food collections for the Food Bank (for poor families).

Hobbies: likes to paint, make Christmas decorations.

Hubert is happy to work in the kitchen and garden. He loves bike trips, tourist trips. He likes animals and nature.

Hubert Kurylowicz-Cudowski is an actor, he played in the Polish series.

He says about himself: I love people and the world.

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