Connie Laurin – Bowie

Connie Laurin-Bowie, Executive Director Inclusion International, is responsible for a global staff team, projects in every region of the world and engagement with governments and international institutions, and reports to an international Board of Directors. Recognized by the UN as the global organization of people with intellectual disabilities and their families, Inclusion International has over 200 national member organizations in 115 countries. Connie led Inclusion International’s representations at the UN Ad Hoc Committee negotiations that led to the CRPD. She directed Inclusion International’s global campaigns on poverty, inclusive education, the right to live in the community and the right to decide and subsequently authored reports on those articles of the Convention.

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