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What We Mean When We Talk About Inclusion

Inclusion means that all people, regardless of their abilities, disabilities, or health care needs, have the right to:

Inclusion applies to all parts of life
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 mandates that people with disabilities have freedom, equality, and opportunity to participate fully in public life.

Support
People with disabilities may need support to participate fully in their communities. This support can range from alterations (called "accommodations") to make a space accessible for a person with physical or sensory limitations, to training for teachers so they can teach students of all abilities and talents, to assistance from counselors and friends to find and succeed in a job or a recreational activity. Supports should respect the wants, needs, and choices of the person with a disability.

Support can be provided to...

Inclusion is not...

Inclusion can look like...

No one is "too disabled" to be part of their community.

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Danielle Dreilinger

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