The Network works on three ‘keys to inclusion’ which are instrumental to achieving change and full inclusion of persons with disabilities in society:

Key 1: Developing person-centred organisations

What do organisations need for a sustainable implementation of person-centred approaches that leads to transformative change?

Key 2: Fostering community inclusion and development

How can service-providers become more connected and responsive to the community and thus open new possibilities for people with disabilities to become active and contributing citizens?

Key 3: Providing inclusive training and learning for all

How can we improve vocational training courses to effectively include diverse groups of learners, including persons with intellectual disabilities, for the benefit of all?

In seeking answers to these three key questions, the Network follows an innovative model of social change - Theory U - developed by Otto Scharmer (

The theory stands for an understanding of social innovation that calls people to move outside their familiar assumptions and patterns of behaviour. Instead, it offers a series of practices and social techniques to move outside the taken for granted assumptions.

Theory U

  • Starts with a search for new ways of understanding (Sensing),
  • Continues with discovering the best possible future (Presencing), and
  • Proceeds by acting on this different kind of learning to move into that future (Realizing).

U theory

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