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Educational Resources

Inclusion Diversity and Equity Resources for Teachers, Instructors, Accessibility Services, and Parents

Education Resources

Links to Educational sites that serve students with Disabilities

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IDEA-STEM stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

To make science, technology, engineering, mathematics and healthcare disciplines equitable and inclusive for all people.

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Educator modules on disability, accessibility, and inclusion

Modules pour représentants du milieu de l’éducation sur le handicap, l’accessibilité et l’inclusion

This site offers training modules for teachers and educators to create safe, inclusive classrooms. Created by people with disabilities, educators and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, a hospital in Toronto, Ont. 

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DEE has amazing resources for teaching about major movements, people, and ideas for including disability rights in your classroom.

Books, videos, and lesson plans are available at no cost!  

DEE is a nonprofit in Philadelphia, PA

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American Group for older children and young adults

  • Promote leadership opportunities for people with disabilities within our communities and within the broader social justice movement.

  • Provide a supportive and politically engaged space for both emerging and established artists with disabilities to develop and present compelling works to a broad audience.

  • Develop and present strong artistic work that explores sexuality and the non-normative body, integrating the full and multi-dimensional experiences of disabled artists who are also people of colour and LGBTIQ, in order to represent all of our communities and challenge dominant misperceptions about people with disabilities.

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Lexie Garrity | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity

Lexie is honored to talk about learning disabilities in the context of improving student-professor communication. Additionally, she hopes to motivate others who have been diagnosed with a disability to pursue their educational and professional dreams. Lexie knows she would not have achieved what she has to this day without her diagnosis in her senior year of high school, and the subsequent support of professors, family, and friends.  

https://youtu.be/kSz_zjiS3E8

Education Videos from Students

Learning Disability in Higher Education... | Lexie Garrity | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity

Normalizing Disability Begins in School | Joseph Schneiderwind | TEDxMSUDenver

Books!

Book recommendations about living a good life with a disability. More than the usual feel good, inspirational schlock! 

If every disabled character is mocked and mistreated, how does the Beast ever imagine a happily-ever-after? Amanda Leduc looks at fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm to Disney, showing us how they influence our expectations and behaviour and linking the quest for disability rights to new kinds of stories that celebrate difference.

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A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn’t built for all of us and of one woman’s activism—from the streets of Brooklyn and San Francisco to inside the halls of Washington—Being Heumann recounts Judy Heumann’s lifelong battle to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion in society....

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Get a Life, Chloe Brown, 2019
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Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with six directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamourous family’s mansion. The next items? STEAMY

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This anthology explores disability in fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, written by disabled creators. With stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel, and more, Unbroken will offer today's teen readers a glimpse into the lives of disabled people in the past, present, and future.

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Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.

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Look Me in the Eye is the moving, darkly funny story of growing up with Asperger’s at a time when the diagnosis simply didn’t exist. A born storyteller, Robison takes you inside the head of a boy whom teachers and other adults regarded as “defective,” who could not avail himself of KISS’s endless supply of groupies, and who still has a peculiar aversion to using people’s given names (he calls his wife “Unit Two”)...

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Prescription for Disaster

The Funny Side of Falling Apart, 2014, Candace Lafleur

This is a book about laughing and joyfully embracing the bizarre and the truly funny side of being ridiculously, incurably diseased. So sit back, take a hit off your oxygen tank and get ready to laugh at the funny side of falling apart. At the very least you'll never look at a bed pan or an IV pole the same way again.

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Falling for Myself, 2014, Dorothy Ellen Palmer

In this searing and seriously funny memoir, Dorothy Ellen Palmer falls down, a lot, and spends a lifetime learning to appreciate her disability. Born with two very different, very tiny feet, she was adopted as a toddler by an already wounded 1950s family. From childhood surgeries to decades as a feminist teacher, mom, improv coach and unionist, she tried to hide being different. But now, standing proud with her walker, she’s sharing her journey.

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Disability Pride Month Recommendations! | 2020 | Kendra Winchester

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