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Embracing the Intersection: Celebrating Disability and LGBTQ+ in Pride Month intersectionality Jun 03, 2024

Hey there, rainbow warriors! As we dive into Pride Month, it's the perfect time to celebrate the beautiful intersection of disability and LGBTQ+ identities. Pride Month is all about embracing diversity, fostering inclusivity, and standing up for equality. In that spirit, let's shine a spotlight on the unique experiences and voices of disabled...

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Shaping Inclusive Narratives ableism equity diversity and inclusion language Jan 02, 2024

In the nuanced realms of education and the workplace, the language we employ wields a profound influence on attitudes and inclusivity. An intriguing contrast emerges when examining the terminology used for different student or employee groups. While Indigenous students are often celebrated for their "ways of knowing," individuals with...

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Embracing Disability Employment Month: celebrating inclusion and empowerment equity diversity and inclusion Oct 02, 2023

Hello there! Did you know that October is Disability Employment Month? It's an exciting time to shine a light on the importance of inclusive workplaces and recognize the valuable contributions of individuals with disabilities. In this blog post, we'll explore why Disability Employment Month is significant and share some ideas on how...

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Back to School: Fostering Confidence and Inclusion: Strategies for Supporting Students with Disabilities equity diversity and inclusion Sep 01, 2023

 

As we begin a new school year, it's crucial to ensure that students with disabilities, feel confident, involved, and social within the classroom. Setting clear expectations and employing effective strategies in the first week can lay a strong foundation for an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Let’s explore some...

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People first language and identity first language: Is there a clear choice? language Aug 21, 2023

Person first/identity first language; is there a clear choice?

Person first/identity first language is a topic of ongoing debate within the disability community. The idea behind person first language is to put the person before their disability. For example, instead of saying "disabled person," one would say "person with a disability." The idea...

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3 Levels of Ableism ableism Aug 14, 2023

Levels of Ableism

As someone who lives with a disability, I am keenly aware of the pervasive and damaging effects of ableism. Ableism is a term that refers to discrimination, prejudice, and bias against individuals with disabilities. It is a form of oppression that is deeply rooted in our society and affects people in both visible and invisible...

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Embracing Inclusive Language: debunking common defenses language Aug 07, 2023

This article explores common defenses used when discussing ableist language and highlights the importance of challenging them. It emphasizes that using ableist language perpetuates harm, regardless of intent, and dismisses concerns as oversensitivity. By understanding the impact of language, promoting inclusivity, and adopting alternative words...

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Embracing Disability Visibility: An Indispensable Component of EDI equity diversity and inclusion Aug 01, 2023

In the pursuit of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), it is imperative that we recognize and prioritize the visibility of disability. To truly achieve a society that values and uplifts every individual, we must ensure that disability is not forgotten within the broader EDI movement. Disability inclusion is not an optional add-on; it is an...

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The Significance of Disability Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion equity diversity and inclusion Jul 17, 2023

Disability Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) are gaining critical importance in both the workforce and educational institutions. Recognizing the need for inclusive environments, organizations and schools are making efforts to prioritize disability EDI. But why does it matter, and what factors contribute to its increasing visibility and...

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