52 Essential Inclusion Skills

Charlie Pankake, 7, Down syndrome How would you explain Down syndrome to a child? Everyone’s body is made up of cells that contain chromosomes. Most people have 46 chromosomes, but people with Down syndrome have an extra one, which makes...
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Cheryl Angelelli, 54, Spinal Cord Injury (Paralyzed/Quadriplegic) What would you want the world to know about Spinal Cord Injury? I want the world to know that I am just like everyone else except I roll through life on wheels instead...
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Rebecca Babcock, Irritable Bowel Disease How would you explain Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) to a child? It's normal for all kids to get bellyaches once in a while. But people with inflammatory bowel disease (or IBD) always get bad stomach...
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William Nagel, 52, HIV Positive/Undetectable How would you explain being HIV Positive to a child? HIV is a disease that attacks the immune system. When “sero-conversion” takes place weeks after exposure, there is an ‘event’ in which one feels to...
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Emmitt Henderson III, Lupus How would you explain Lupus to a child? Lupus is the monster that attacks the healthy cells in your body that can cause all kinds of problems including organ failure. What would you want the world...
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