Promoting disability inclusion through reading
Chapter books and non-fiction suitable for KS2 readers of varying confidence that feature Disabled characters.
Including Disabled people by making positive changes is more beneficial than simply focusing on negative aspects of their experience.
Characters in these books are not primarily defined by their impairments but by their interests and aspirations.
Disability is one experience amongst many others and it doesn’t need to be remarked upon or prevent us from joining in.
Children’s books that highlight and celebrate our differences – as well as the many things we have in common.
Four titles for the very young that feature Disabled characters with different degrees of prominence.
Promoting disability inclusion through reading. Include every child and make sure every child sees themselves, their families and friends represented positively in their school.
We want choices and rights in our lives. UKDHM formally takes place between 22nd November and 22nd December each year, though many events and activities take place outside this time slot.
The NEU works with disabled education professionals and pupils to abolish disablism and discrimination.
The use of verbal abuse as a form of bullying of disabled children and young people is widespread. This has a significant negative impact on self-esteem and achievement.
There remains a job of work to do within the education sector about making sure employers make reasonable adjustments to retain and value their staff who are disabled.