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HOW WE ARE SPREADING INCLUSION
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05.05.20
I pledge to spread inclusion by celebrating people's differences and realizing that no one is the same. I will not single out those who look different, sound different, or act different than I do. I will try my hardest to include everyone and treat them the same.
Ashley Nelson | South Jordan, Utah
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05.04.20
I pledge to spread inclusion by making sure that students who receive special education services are heard and represented throughout our school. I hope to teach others how to be inclusive and open with students with special education services, and to focus on making sure everyone feels safe, welcome and heard.
Jillian Keegan | Folsom, California
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06.24.20
I pledge to spread inclusion by treating everyone as a human being, as an important member or society, as an equal. Despite any differences, whether it be physical, cognitive, religious, financial, or race, each person deserves the same amount of dignity and respect.
Anya Ibasco | Placentia, California
12
05.13.20
I pledge to spread inclusion by doing everything and anything I can. This involves inviting someone to sit by you at lunch. Or maybe it could be to smile at someone. Smiling is an amazing way to help Inclusion. Just make a goal to smile at 3 people. You and every person around you will feel better. Happier. I will do whatever I can to make a difference for Inclusion. I pledge to overcome any differences in any people no matter how different we all are from each other.
Savannah Gonzales | Fairbury, Illinois
10
05.19.20
I pledge to spread inclusion by “Prometo difundir la inclusión a través de mi participación en actividades de Deporte Unificado, reconociendo las capacidades de todas y todos, aportando así la actividad física y emocional de nuestros atletas, acompañandolos, aprendiendo junto a ellos y divirtiéndonos como compañeros de deporte y amigos para la vida.”
María Bárbara Ledezma | Tucumán , Argentina
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INCLUSION AROUND THE WORLD
From kids to communities, see inspirational examples of how inclusion is taking root, and leading to real change, both at home and around the world.
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There’s a misconception about inclusion. When you hear the term “all-inclusive resort,” you think of luxury. But inclusion is not a luxury, it is a necessity.
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So we show up: on playgrounds, in music classes, at junior gyms. We arrive with high hopes and open hearts, but it would be a lie to say they are not sometimes dashed by looks from other parents.
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When I was in first grade, Loretta Claiborne came to visit my class. She showed us her gold medals from Special Olympics victories in long-distance running.
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I have been a Special Olympics athlete since 2012. Besides being an athlete, I am also a Special Olympics US Youth Ambassador and a Montana Special Olympics State Youth Activation Committee member.
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I have always been very protective and concerned about my younger sister, Sagarika, who was born with an intellectual disability. I feel extremely blessed to have a sister like her. She is a gift to our family.
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