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Tara Flood

Disability rights activist and Director at the Alliance for Inclusive Education.

Tara Flood
Tara Flood is a disability rights activist and has been the Director at the Alliance for Inclusive Education since April 2006. Tara has been involved with the disability rights movement at a grassroots level for many years, and she is committed to creating social and political change that will deliver equality for all disabled people at a local, regional, national, European and international level.

The Alliance for Inclusive Education campaigns for the right of all Disabled pupils and students (including those with SEN) to an included in mainstream education and for the ending of segregation. Tara was involved in the discussions at the United Nations in the development of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and is now working to get the Convention fully implemented, particularly Article 7: the Right for Disabled Children and Young People to participate in Decision-making, and Article 24: the Right to Inclusive Education.

Tara works with organisations led by disabled people, allied organisations, children's rights organisations, statutory agencies and Government departments, both in a personal and professional capacity, and is committed to the voices and experiences of ALL disabled people being at the heart of discussions and decision making about our lives.