Congress finds that disability is a natural part of the human experience that does not diminish the right of individuals with developmental disabilities to live independently, to exert control and choice over their own lives, and to fully participate in and contribute to their communities through full integration and inclusion in the economic, political, social, cultural, and educational mainstream of United States society.

Introduction to The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000

Her Aim is True.

Lexington Mom Helps Launch ‘Build Inclusion’ To Create Natural Supports As social beings, we need others to survive and thrive. For many of us, friendships are formed naturally with little effort. We meet someone and connect through our common interests. After discussing our likes and dislikes, wants and needs, desires, hopes and dreams, we decide […]

Universal Design – Have you heard about it?

Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.  An environment (or any building, product, or service in that environment) should be designed to meet the needs of all […]

Describing words used often enough become defining words

The National Inclusion Project tells us “too often, we fail to realize the power of our words to empower or limit people with disabilities.  While having a disability is a part of who a person might be, it is not the whole of any person.  However, when we use phrases like ‘autistic child,’ ‘disabled adult,’ […]

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