At the individual level, advocacy support refers to situations where other people, like peers, family members, friends or professionals have to speak for an individual with an intellectual disability. The basis for all individual advocacy must be the clear determination to address the wishes of the person concerned. This person must also be in the position to choose the advocate who speaks for him or her, similarly to when we choose a financial consultant or a lawyer who defends one’s interests in a specific area.

At the organisational level, advocacy refers to the representation of group interests formulated in a democratic way.

The practices falling under the Advocacy category are:

MONDO card game – Learn how to protect yourself!

Summary The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) in cooperation with a Budapest based school for students with profound and multiple disabilities (Csillagház Általános Iskola) created the MONDO card game for children with disabilities. The card is an educational tool through which children can identify a number of dangers and abuse (e.g. guardianship, institutionalisation, hate-crime) and […]

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I take care of myself! Power of Attorney in easy language

The “power of attorney in easy language” is a consulting concept to support people with disabilities to create proxies. It shows how to give other persons, by means of a legal document, power to issue declarations and perform legal acts for an individual.

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