Inclusion In Playgrounds: Why Is It Important?

Learn how an inclusive and accessible playground is beneficial for all children and their parents. All kids want to play.  As every educator and child advocate knows, play is so essential in childhood that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights declares it as every child’s right. But the unfortunate reality is that not…

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Reflecting on Freedom for All in the Disability Community

Addressing Issues Facing BIPOC with Disabilities  When we say “freedom,” what comes to mind?  Is it flags waving in the summer heat as fireworks illuminate the sky above with red, white, and blue starbursts? It’s an iconic image! For so long, we celebrated July 4th as the only Independence Day for the USA, a time…

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How to Foster Friendships Between Kids With and Without Disabilities

Fostering Friendships Just in Time for National Best Friends Day – June 8th From joyous, judgment-free days spent together to constructive opinions from our closest confidants, we know that friendship is a valuable asset to our happiness as humans. It does a lot of good for our well-being and quality of life: It opens our…

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Your Step-by-Step Checklist for Planning an Inclusive Prom

The approaching close of a school year means graduation plans and summer just around the corner… But before those can happen, prom season is slated to make an appearance yet again! It’s an opportunity to dress to express, make memories, take awkward photos, and revel in being a high school student. For kids with disabilities,…

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Accurate Disability Representation In Mass Media: 8 Powerful Film and Television Performances By Actors With Disabilities

It’s unavoidable. Whether you’re watching the evening news, a Saturday morning cartoon, scrolling through your social feeds, or capping off a long day with your favorite reality show, mass media in all shapes and forms, is always around us.  Film and television especially, cast a wider, more influential net. They transport you to another world.…

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Summer Camp Means Fun for All: How to Create a More Inclusive Camp

The sun is high and school is out. The most fun season of the year is finally here! And you know what that means: it’s camp season, too. As you begin planning the programming and activities that will make your summer camp successful, we invite you to consider disability inclusion as a top priority. Defining…

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness | How to Help

Respecting National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week – May 1st – May 7th Helping kids embrace the fun of childhood is at the heart of what we do, but we know that’s easier said than done. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and on May 7th, we focus on how mental health impacts kids…

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