Thursday, December 3, 2015

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today is the United Nation's International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year's theme is Inclusion Matters.

Did you know that approximately 15% of people have a disability?  That's about 1 person out of every 7 or 1 Billion people currently on Earth.  The UN has more facts that you might want to check out.  They also have the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

I grew up with Lyn being included in everything.  Her disabilities were not used to keep her separate from the actives the rest of us enjoy.  The unfortunate reality is that not everyone who has a disability is included in daily activities or provided with access to education or other needed resources, including health care.  There is a tremendous amount of improvement that can be done in each of our communities to include everyone.

What can you do in your community to help improve inclusion?




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