Recognizing International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesAs a part of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, we’ll be recognizing observances and holidays that center the voices and experiences of historically excluded peoples in the United States. Our goal, as an educational organization, is to lift up the words of others who share our commitment to learning, and amplify all voices and experiences.
Learn about the history of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Each year on December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities promotes the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The day raises awareness of the political, economic, social and cultural aspects on how disability affects people around the world. The 2022 observance has the overarching theme of innovation and transformative solutions for inclusive development.
Recognize International Day of Persons with Disabilities in your school. This paper from Inclusive Schools is for educators looking to improve and expand inclusive educational practices in their schools. The resources from Understood can help you build a stronger, more equitable, more inclusive workplace.
We encourage you to seek out voices and resources. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History has been documenting the history of disability for over fifty years. Many stories and events related to people with disabilities never make it into the history books or shared public memories. Use this web exhibition to help start the conversation in your classrooms.
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