Inclusivity Newsletter

February 2022 Edition V

Hello Creekside!

With Valentine's Day around the corner, this month's newsletter will go over what love and inclusion looks like and how we can implement it at school and throughout the community!

Inclusion Makes the World More Vibrant

What is Inclusion?

Inclusion is a state of being valued, respected, and supported. It focuses on the needs of every individual and ensure the right conditions are in place for each person to achieve their full potential! It's the opportunity to live in the community and be accepted for one's uniqueness and abilities, like everyone else!

Why is Inclusion Important?

Inclusion is important because it develops the feeling of belonging in everyone! When people feel included, they are better able to contribute to the group and their community without the fear of being rejected. By bringing their ideas forward, they offer a different perspective that can help an individual or a society grow!

How to make your community more accessible (with BSL)

Tips to create a more inclusive environment

Be a mindful communicator
  • When speaking to someone who has a disability, speak directly to them and not to their caregiver, interpreter (example: sign language), or guide.

Understand the differences

  • Understand that an individual can perceive the world differently from how you perceive it
  • Know that everyone may have communication differences

Watch the volume

  • Remember that some people can have sensory differences and that they can be sensitive to loud noises

Show people with disabilities in photos, videos, etc.

  • Our world is not comprised of one race, culture, or neurotype
  • Everyone is different and it is important to show each other that so we can begin accepting it
The Inclusion Manifesto ... Goes to School

Previous Newsletters

Edition I - Neurodiversity and AAC/ADHD/Selective Mutism Awareness Month:

Edition II - Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism

Edition III - International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Riyalynn

Edition IV - Autism:

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Ashley Hauke

Speech-Language Pathologist