Inclusive Schools Week
The Week provides an important opportunity for educators, students, and parents to
discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to
improve their ability to successfully educate all children. It is an occasion to acknowledge
the hard work and commitment of teachers, administrators, students, and parents in
making their schools more inclusive, and, thereby, significantly contributing to the
development of a more inclusive society.
Resources for Inclusive Schools Week
Inclusive Schools Network - Activity Ideas for Schools!
The Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) is a web-based resource for families, schools and communities that promotes inclusive educational practices. They sponsor Inclusive Schools Week every December and have put together a packet of Activities and Lessons for schools to use when planning their Inclusive Schools Week Activities.
Special Olympics of Northern California - SFUSD Activities, Events and Speaker Requests
Special Olympics of Northern California works closely with the SFUSD PE department to coordinate activities and provide resources for schools about Inclusive Schools Week. Check out their website for PE activities, lessons and videos you can use during the week.
Misunderstood Minds- Disability Simulations
Computer simulations that let participants experience what it feels like to have a reading disability and visual and auditory challenges.
Teaching Tolerance - Classroom Resources
Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, provides professional development, classroom activities, teaching kits and other resources.
Information on inclusive child-care and other related topics.
ABILITY Awareness has been working to build a world of inclusion for people with health conditions or disabilities. By creating highly visible opportunities for people with disabilities to showcase their skills and talents, ABILITY Awareness is committed to demonstrating their potential as volunteers, mentors and employees, while shattering age-old paradigms.
This award-winning documentary film, Including Samuel, chronicles a family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film honestly portrays his family’s hopes and struggles as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families.