ENHANCE YOUR INCLUSION TOOLBOX
Use these downloadable materials to help make your programs more inclusive of children with disabilities. If you are looking for something not listed or need more information or ideas, please email our Director of Inclusive Recreation AmandaKloo@inclusionproject.org to talk through your needs and see how we can help.
We're actively developing DEI statements, services, and supports for our multiple sites to help provide inclusion guidance and NIP's resources and trainings have been so helpful!
Camp Inclusion Manager
CORE BELIEFS OF INCLUSION
Inclusion is assuring that all people have the same opportunities to engage in meaningful experiences and build meaningful relationships. Use this downloadable handout of NIP's 3 Core Beliefs of Inclusion to post in your breakroom, lunchroom, office or email it out to your team as a reminder of inclusion.
INCLUSION 101 VIDEO
This short video has all the inclusion basics; what inclusion is, why it is so powerful, and how to get started becoming an inclusive program. It is great for organizations just beginning their inclusion journey, introducing inclusion in staff training, onboarding staff new to an inclusive program, and executives or board members interested in learning about inclusion
SCIENCE OF FRIENDSHIP
This toolkit is simple with practical steps that practitioners & programs can implement to help children of ALL abilities build meaning full friendships. It is great for recreational programs, camps, after school programs looking for quick, easily digestible tips on how to help foster inclusive friendships and meaningful participant connections.
STANDARDS FOR INCLUSIVE RECREATION PROGRAMS
The Standards for Inclusive Recreation Programs provide an operational definition of social inclusion, clearly outline best practices of inclusive recreation, and serve as the foundation for all NIP training resources, including
CREATING INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES
Accessibility matters even if we are connecting through a computer screen or playing 6 feet apart. Click here to download a free resource for creating accessible, inclusive activities that keep ALL kids engaged.
MAKE-AT-HOME SENSORY TOOLS
For those of you with children at home you may be looking for ways to keep children of all ages and abilities focused, engaged, diffused of energy, occupied, and calmed. With that in mind, we've created a helpful Tip Sheet on creating sensory tools and toys at home with bottles, zip lock bags, laundry leftovers, pet toys and weighted...anything!
Click below for 5 DIY tips for making effective (and inexpensive) tools at home...
VIRTUAL ACCESSIBILITY TOOLS
Are any of your programs virtual? Make sure you are up to date on all the accessibility options for the different virtual and digital platforms available.
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