It is time for CHANGE!
Inclusive Schools and Communities
3 ways to advocate for Inclusive Schools and Communities
Club Members learn and spread awareness and knowledge about disabilities and inclusion.
Club Members create opportunities for youth of all abilities to spend time together--accepting, respecting, interacting, involving, supporting, and developing authentic friendship--to bring out the best in each other.
Club Members promote and participate in inclusion advocacy within their schools and communities.
Club Members take action to build inclusion within their schools and communities, and to support equal access and opportunities for all youth to thrive, achieve, and succeed.
DEVELOP Natural Environments, Ratios, and Support
Segregated Schools and Communities Inclusive Schools and Communities
Buildings: school, jobs, Sports/Extracurriculars, Housing, Social Same Buildings
Label as: (Group Programs for People with Disabilities) Label as: (Community)
Environment: Segregated Disability Site Environment: Natural Community
Population Ratio: 100% persons with disabilities Population Ratio: 15% persons with disabilities
Supports: Family Supports: Family
Youth: volunteers, helpers, teacher assistants Neighbors, Employers, Community Groups
Friends: Often limited to Youth with Disabilities Peers, Friends
Paid Providers Paid Personal and Job Assistants
BUILD Authentic Friendships
Jacob & Sarah Pic with friend quote
All youth need Authentic Friends