In 2020, the Virginia Department of Education in collaboration with the Partnership for People with Disabilities supported the Inclusion Project youth leaders in their efforts to increase inclusion events across Virginia. The youth leaders awarded mini-grants to support the inclusion events below. The youth leaders hope that these events inspire you to host inclusion events that spread disability awareness in your school or community.
What you need to know for planning your event, creating a planning committee, setting the goals and vision of the project, and creating an agenda and work plan.
Tips for a successful Inclusion Project event and a sample timeline for announcements, audio/video tests, and guest accommodations leading up to the day of the event.
Several example activities to hold during your Inclusion Project event, divided into Elementary, Middle, and High School level activities.
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