Resources and Training


Empower Us have created training workshops and how-to guides on self-advocacy and inclusion to support Inclusion International members. 

All our training workshops and guides have been co-developed with our self-advocate leaders. 

Our training workshops are in plain language and are led by self-advocates with the support of facilitators. Each workshop includes activities to help make sure everyone can join in and share their experiences. 

We are continuing to develop guides and training workshops on inclusion and self-advocacy. So far our workshops and guides include: 

What is self-advocacy?

The basic ideas and principles of self-advocacy and inclusion.

How to start a self-advocacy group

Ideas and tips on starting a group, the support a group may need, and important things to think about. 

What is good support?

What is support and why is it good training and support so important to making sure a self-advocate can do their work well. 

What are our rights?

What are our human rights and how are these are protected by international policies like the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Advocacy in Action

Tools and strategies we can use to advocate for inclusion and change in our communities. 

You can download an example of one of our guides here - What is Good Support? 

If you are interested in Empower Us training or resources or you are looking for support and advice on self-advocacy and inclusion please email