52 Essential Inclusion Skills

AnnMarie Giannino, 51, Cancer How would you explain Cancer to a child?  Cancer is a disease that stops the good cells in your body from doing their job. It can affect many parts of your body including your mental wellness....
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Holden Weissberg, 9, Dup15q Syndrome, Autism, Epilepsy, Sensory Processing Disorder How would you explain Dup15q Syndrome, Autism, Epilepsy, Sensory Processing Disorder to a child? Holden is 9 years old. He lives with a rare disease called Dup15q Syndrome.  This means...
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Jillian Ilana, 28, Dwarfism How would you explain dwarfism to a child? My go-to answer to this question is “Being a little person just means that I am just that, I am a person who is short.” While technically correct,...
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Kaitlin Cruickshank, 30, Limb Different How would you explain limb differences to a child? When discussing my limb difference with a child, I often say “I was born unique! What makes you unique?” And try to steer the conversation to...
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Briella Shannon, 4.5, Rett Syndrome How would you explain Rett Syndrome to a child? Rett Syndrome affects all of my movements and the way I communicate. I am able to walk, but I get tired easily and I need someone...
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