Where’s inclusion today? In today’s world of diverse needs and challenges, there’s no easy definition or straightforward answer. And maybe that’s as it should be. If we want to truly include all people of all abilities, we need to take down the walls created by labels and exclusion, diagnoses and perceived differences about people with disabilities, and get started with the business of welcome, acceptance, and real inclusion. Together, we can do this!
Take a look at these areas for learning
- Inclusive mindset
- Thoughtful language
- Structured flexibility
- Evaluating success
It takes a lot to be open and ready to include. To understand that it’s about more than just good will. Why? Because most of the greater community – meaning so many of us out there – didn’t experience regular stuff with our peers of all abilities. Meaning school and camp, after school activities, Girl Scouts and more.
The whys and wherefores of inclusion were mostly written by people without disabilities, whose earlier inclinations were to exclude
Inclusion and ideas about who can be included
Are we inclusively minded aWhat does an inclusive mindset really mean, and what does it take for us as educators, parents, and advocates, to shift the community’s thinking forward on inclusion? How can my attitude and my language and