Sure, you’re all for inclusion, but where’s your mindset and what does mindset mean anyway?
An inclusive mindset is one that’s ready and open to challenge and change. To shifting your instinctive reactions forward to a ‘head’ that’s more inclusive of everyone of all abilities, and a thought process, or mindset, that’s about learning to respond differently to the changing needs of a child, teen, or adult, with and without disabilities.
SHIFT YOUR MINDSET FORWARD – 5 QUICK TIPS
How do you look at yourself and others?
- Work beyond your all-to-human tendency to stereotype or categorize people based on looks, dress or disability.
- Reevaluate your preconceived notions about people with disabilities
- Become more self-aware – of yourself, your reactions to others, and why.
- Be a problem-solver with a proactive mindset of “I can figure out how to meet this person’s needs.”
- Build awareness of your needs and your new understanding of the issues, and how to move your inclusion plans and your inclusive mindset forward.