Here’s a handy and quick tool by which an organization can figure out how well their inclusivity efforts are working. The self-assessment tool is aimed at sports organizations but the questions can be adapted to almost any organization type. It takes about 15 minutes to go through the questions.
This first-person opinion piece in the Minden Times of Minden, Ontario, calls on communities and leaders to think beyond “basic accessibility.” Sue Tiffin is the mother of a four-year-old girl who uses a wheelchair. In an eloquently written argument for more accessible communities, Ms. Tiffin encourages politicians and leaders to think big.
The importance of inclusive extracurricular activities is highlighted in an article published by Amariah Hash and Stephen Menendian, writing for the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. While schools may require that students participating in a competitive extracurricular program have a given level of skill, all students need to have access to opportunities to engage in athletics.
The Running Room has on its website a series of articles dedicated to helping families raise active kids. One particular entry, “Active kids of all abilities and interests,” includes a number of useful suggestions for making physical activities inclusive. Children with disabilities should be included as much as possible in their families’ active pursuits.