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Inclusion

Inclusion is action around accessibility so that everyone can participate. Inclusion is not about ‘being woke’; inclusion is in the language and engagement we have when supporting people with disability. In this video, Sarah Houbolt explains Access and Inclusion and why these are imperative for people with disability in our community.

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  • Access and Inclusion are demonstrated with actions and language.
  • We show respect by using language which is appropriate, such as people do not ‘suffer’ from autism, and people are not ‘confined’ to their wheelchair.
  • Inclusion is also making space and holding space for people in disability to be represented and given the opportunity to live their best life.
  • We value the person first and they are not their disability; their disability is a part of them, along with other social roles or identity they may have.