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A Guide to Help Bring Disability Inclusion to Your Home and Community

Save the Children is committed to creating an equitable, accessible and inclusive world for all. 

Save the Children values and respects people with disabilities as part of human diversity. We promote the inherent dignity, individual autonomy and independence of both adults and children with disabilities. We recognize that disability is one aspect of identity, and that many individuals with disabilities identify as part of a global community.  

In celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we’re sharing this guide to help you bring disability inclusion to your home and community

Download our guide to help you bring disability inclusion to your home and community. 

What Is Disability Inclusion?

Disability inclusion means providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people with disabilities through accessibility, accommodation and acceptance.

Why Is Disability Inclusion Important?

1 in 10 kids worldwide has a disability.

They should have access to the same tools, experiences and opportunities as their non-disabled peers - but society upholds ableist barriers that make their lives more challenging. Together, we can break those barriers.

By raising an ally to the disability community, you’re helping us build an inclusive world for every child.

What Is Save the Children's Disability Inclusion Policy?

Our Disability Inclusion Policy is designed to realize equality for every child. By applying a holistic approach to programming, making our workplace disability-competent and emphasizing accessibility in partnerships, advocacy and communications, we elevate the rights and voices of kids with disabilities.

More Things to Know About Celebrating and Supporting Individuals with Disabilities

When is International Day of Persons with Disabilities day?

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is celebrated every year on December 3.

When is Disability Pride Month?

Disability Pride Month is celebrated every July and is an opportunity to honor the achievement and experiences of the disability community.

What is special education?

Special education is instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Since each child is unique, it is difficult to give an overall example of special education. It is individualized for each child. 

Save the Children has put together A Family Guide to the Special Education Process to help you understand the process of special education and what certain services mean for their child’s future.

Help Stand Against Inequality for Children

Right now, the international community has yet to prioritize the needs of the 240 million children who live with a disability. Children are missing out on the futures they deserve. Your monthly donation can make a major difference in their lives and communities.