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Spread the Word>>Inclusion

Founded by two youth leaders in 2009 as Spread the Word to End the Word, the campaign focused its first 10 years on addressing a particularly powerful form of exclusion: the word ‘retard(ed)’. In 2017, 70% of teens said they vocalized the wrong and demeaning use of the R-word when it used in conversation, up nearly 50% since 2009.  Over 10 years, leaders and self-advocates collected millions of digital and physical… Read more

IGB International School in Kuala Lumpur Celebrates #ISW2020

Submitted by: Aga Chojnacka Activities that Promote Awareness Every November and December IGBIS celebrates and raises awareness of one of the key pillars and values of our community- INCLUSION. This year, even though we are currently in distance learning mode we have already planned for and developed a programme of themes for discussion and reflection… Read more

KIPP Woodson Park Academy Celebration Plans #ISW2020

KIPP Woodson Park Academy in Atlanta Public Schools has shared their celebration plans for this year’s Inclusive Schools Week! Activities that Promote Awareness Staff will make a Flipgrid video highlighting “Our difference is our superpower” that will be shared to grade levels. Students will make a Flipgrid responding to the same prompt. Videos will be… Read more

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2020 Inclusive Schools Week Theme #ISW2020

One observation that people around the world are sharing in the year 2020 is the importance of the word ‘Inclusion’.  We have chosen our new theme in recognition of at least three ways in which a greater appreciation for inclusion, as a philosophy and as a way of life in our schools and community, has… Read more

Park Early Childhood Center #ISW2019 Celebration

Park Early Childhood Center in Ossining, New York celebrated Inclusive Schools Week for the first time.  Park is home to approximately 600 our youngest learners and houses our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. In collaboration with members of the Park Equity Committee and members of our Special Education Steering Committee, a week-long schedule of school-wide events… Read more

International School of Kuala Lumpur’s Second ISW Celebration

During Inclusive Schools Week 2019, the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) participated in the worldwide Inclusive Schools Week sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. The ISKL student body has representation from countries across the world and every single one of these students brings something different and unique to ISKL.  Mr Rami Madani, ISKL’s Head of… Read more

IGB International School Inclusive Schools Week Celebration

This year at IGB International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, we felt that we really raised the bar from our previous years’ efforts. We were finally able to put together a Parent Volunteer Organisation Committee for Inclusion, and parents carefully planned the lead up to Inclusive Schools Week, and the week itself. Posters about inclusion… Read more

Salt Lake City School District Launches Into ISW

Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) is celebrating Inclusive Schools Week!  This year marks the first time SLCSD will participate in this worldwide event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. SLCSD welcomes students from across the globe with over 80 languages spoken in the homes of its students. This depth and breadth of cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and… Read more

Author Q&A: Lisa Lightner

Lisa Lightner is an Award-Winning Special Education Advocate and Blogger who resides in southeastern Pennsylvania. She holds and has held numerous Director positions on boards for education and disability-related organizations. She is currently on the Parent Advisory Committee for Education Voters PA and Devereaux Advanced Behavioral Health Family Advisory Board. Learn more about Lisa’s work… Read more

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Author Q&A: Dan Habib

What motivates you to produce films about the challenges and benefits of inclusion? My son Samuel and his disability were the driving motivations for my first film, Including Samuel, and he continues to be the motivation for my work every day.  Until schools are welcoming for all kids—even those with complex disabilities—Samuel and other students with… Read more