WE CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FRIENDSHIP THROUGH INCLUSION
We create opportunities for lifelong friendships by bringing people of all abilities together in schools and communities.
PERSONS with disabilities ARE OFTEN EXCLUDED, SEGREGATED, AND DISCRIMINATED AGAINST….
EXCLUSION, SEGREGATION, AND DISCRIMINATION.
VIOLATION OF RIGHTS TO EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, HEALTH CARE, ETC.
NEGATIVE SELF CONCEPT, LACK OF SELF-PURPOSE, LONG-TERM DEPENDENCE ON OTHERS
“Persons with disabilities face discrimination and barriers that restrict them from participating in society on an equal basis with others every day. They are denied their rights to be included in the general school system, to be employed, to live independently in the community, to move freely, to vote, to participate in sport and cultural activities, to enjoy social protection, to access justice, to choose medical treatment and to enter freely into legal commitments such as buying and selling property”.
INCLUSION HAS BEEN PROVEN TO ENHANCE THE LIVES OF ALL PEOPLE. STUDIES HAVE SHOWN…
LONG TERM, THIS LEADS TO…
EMPLOYMENT, HOUSING, AND FRIENDSHIPS.