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J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne Captivate Audience with Conversation


J.K. Rowling, author, screenwriter and founder of international children’s organization, Lumos, and Academy Award®-winning actor, Eddie Redmayne opened a much–anticipated special advance screening of Warner ...

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Global chance to win flights and tickets to advance screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find


J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne to attend event benefiting non-profit children’s organization Lumos.

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Last remaining Tickets Released for special Advance Screening of the Film Fantastic Beast


The highly anticipated November 12th family event at Carnegie Hall will include a conversation between J.K. Rowling and actor Eddie Redmayne, along with an appearance ...

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Shaun's Story: Supporting people with learning difficulties to become self-advocates


Shaun Webster, International Project Worker at CHANGE is a self-advocate who works with Lumos to support children with learning disabilities become self-advocates, enabling them to ...

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Vendy, Virca and Niky Reflect on the Zero Conference in Vienna


Verca, Vendy and Nicky are three young self-advocates from Czech Republic who presented with Lumos at the Zero Conference in Vienna in February.

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Veliko and Mihaela reflect on the Zero Project in Vienna


Veliko and Mihaela, self-advocates from Bulgaria, attended the Zero Project conference in Vienna with Lumos at the end of February 2015.

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Self-advocates tell us what freedom means to them


What does freedom mean to you? On the 14th March In celebration of #MyFreedomDay, Lumos-supported self-advocates wrote poems, created videos and told us what freedom ...

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Veliko’s Story: Opportunities are limitless with the right support


In 2012, a twelve year old boy, Veliko, joined a group of young spokespeople at his school. Veliko has intellectual disabilities and this group, initiated ...

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Mihaela's Story: Working with Lumos as a Professional Self-Advocate


Mihaela, now in her mid-20s, has an intellectual disability. Having spent time in an institution herself, Michaela now advocates for children’s rights to family-based care, ...

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Voices of Disability Echo Around the World


Talented young people with intellectual disabilities and a passionate belief in their right to have a voice in decisions affecting their lives will tell their ...

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Lumos Self-Advocates Prove that Young People can be Catalysts for Change


Most of us take for granted just how many choices we make every day – deciding to snooze the alarm for ten precious minutes of ...

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“Working as a self-advocate is an opportunity to change something”


An interview with Verča, a Lumos-supported self-advocate from the Czech Republic

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Only together can adults and children make sure children’s lives are fulfilled and supported


At #AlternativeCare2016, Lumos self-advocate Mihaela Ivanova gave her concluding remarks to assembled delegates on the final day of the conference. These are her words.

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Remembering a great champion of the rights of disabled people in the UK, Lord Rix


I was saddened to hear recently of the death of my old friend – Brian, Lord Rix, a great champion of the rights of disabled ...

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Veliko at UNESCO Youth Forum 2015


In October 2015, a delegation of six Lumos-supported self-advocates journeyed to the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris to raise their voices for children in ...

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Inclusive Education in Moldova


A tour of an inclusive education school in Moldova.

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Working with Young People - Czech Republic Self-Advocates


In February 2015, Lumos presented at the Zero Project Conference on independent living and political participation in Vienna.

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Children Need Families Not Orphanages


In 2015 Lumos produced a new animation, narrated by J.K. Rowling. Listen to Lumos Founder and President J.K. Rowling talk about the impact of life ...

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Lumos self-advocates attend the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum 2015


Watch Lumos-supported self-advocates talking inclusion and deinstitutionalisation at the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, 2015.

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Voices Against Institutions


"I would like to tell you why there should not be institiutions" - A film created and written by our Lumos self-advocates.

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A home for a new life – Living alongside families and friends


A group of Lumos’ self-advocates from Moldova, who had themselves experienced institutionalisation, answered these questions by creating this short film, ‘A home for a new ...

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Knock Knock, Anyone Home?: a performance from Lumos self-advocates


Watch Czech self-advocates perform their own devised piece Knock Knock, Anyone Home? to a captive audience and find out what motivates them in this short ...

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