As schools dismiss for the summer, and families start to plan activities for their children with disabilities, it’s important to examine our ideas about acceptance, belonging, and inclusion. When we look to our communities for inclusion on a more regular basis, we are often struck by subtle or more obvious differences. Accessibility can take on a whole new meaning during summer break, depending on our perspectives. What do you think about disability? How do those thoughts impact your beliefs? How do those beliefs affect your actions?

We’ve gathered a few links here to resource these ideas. Take a look and tell us what you think.
The Arc of Alabama holds unbiased opinions and these views do not necessarily reflect or represent our own.  As our chapters throughout the state seek to provide valuable services to people with disabilities, it’s always important to provide current narratives and insight to information as it relates to best practices.  We believe this is information worth sharing to further community discussion and input regarding our current perspectives on disability.   Since a society’s thoughts and core beliefs can influence progress &  action, it’s worth examining past and present ideas around disability.

Kim Spangler
The Arc of Alabama
Family Outreach Coordinator