Diversity and Inclusion Examples
Diversity vs Inclusion
Diversity Inclusion Topics
INCLUSION: The action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure.
DIVERSITY: The practice or quality of including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds and of different IQ’s, etc.
What does Inclusion Mean to You
Diversity and Inclusion Programs Examples
What Does Diversity and Inclusion Mean to You
Our son hasn’t been part of a team before. We are so grateful for Team IMPACT, the supportive coaches, and amazing players. I sat in the car for a bit after today’s session thinking about how many times Dexter said things like that’s ‘our mascot,’ that’s ‘my team.’ He’s so looking forward to spending more time with them. As parents, we weren’t really ever sure he would have an experience like this. This is what inclusion looks like. Athletics were a large part of my husband and my lives, we learned so many lessons and experienced so much of life with our teams. Although it’s not the same for Dexter, he’s getting the best part of his team experience…INCLUSION. And Team Impact is inclusion at its finest! Thank you, we are ever so grateful!
What is a good example of diversity and inclusion?
How can you demonstrate diversity and inclusion?
This summer, the Omaha Mavericks Men’s Soccer team joined our son for a Union Omaha Soccer game at the Community Night with Autism Action Partnership. My son was excited to ‘hang with his teammates.’ This fall, Dexter got to take part in the media day with ‘his teammates.’ They included him in pictures. They kicked the ball around with him. He asked them if they spoke other languages, and then he sang the ABC song in that language. They were so kind, and we learned he was saying things correctly. He did get stumped by not knowing Albanian yet, so he spent the next week learning Albanian….he’s got it now! They autographed his notebook, played rock paper scissors with him, and they let him hang out. They let him pull the snail trick again…and he mixed it up with the occasional turkey. And most importantly, they let him be him.
Diversity and Inclusion activities and diversity and Inclusion Books
Special Needs Diversity and Inclusion Activities
Here are some fun and engaging activities that promote diversity and inclusion for children with special needs:
Storytelling: Read books that feature characters with disabilities or from different cultures. Discuss the characters’ strengths, challenges, and experiences. Encourage children to share their own stories and perspectives.
Art projects: Create artwork that celebrates diversity. This could include self-portraits, collages, or paintings that represent different cultures, abilities, and backgrounds.
Games and activities: Play games that promote cooperation and understanding. These could be board games, sports, or even simple activities like Simon Says or Duck, Duck, Goose.
Field trips: Visit places that represent different cultures or abilities. This could include museums, cultural centers, or even your local library.
Community service: Volunteer your time to help others in your community. This could be anything from delivering meals to the elderly to helping out at a local animal shelter.
Here are some great books that celebrate diversity and inclusion for children with special needs:
Don’t Call Me Special: A First Look at Disability by Pat Thomas: This book helps children understand that everyone is different and that’s okay.
You Are Enough: A Book about Inclusion by Sofia Sanchez: This beautiful book reminds children that they are worthy and loved just the way they are.
We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio: This heartwarming story follows a boy with facial differences as he navigates school and makes friends.
I Am Rain by Natasha Dias: This lyrical book tells the story of a child with autism who feels like they are different from everyone else.
My Friend with Autism by Elena Barberis: This book helps children understand what it’s like to have a friend with autism.