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What is DisabilityConnectsUs.com?

DisabilityConnectsUs.com is one of the fastest growing, member-based and comprehensive online resource communities for people with disabilities, caregivers and industry professionals! The in-depth information and interactive features provided by DisabilityConnectsUs.com can easily be targeted based on each member's specific needs.

DisabilityConnectsUs.com is your one-stop online resource community and is designed to create an interactive environment where members can access information for living independently, network with peers, interact with participating companies, not-for-profit organizations and other members in order to find the latest information for people with disabilities.

What is Disability Inclusion?


"Including people with disabilities in everyday activities and encouraging them to have roles similar to their peers who do not have a disability is disability inclusion. This involves more than simply encouraging people; it requires making sure that adequate policies and practices are in effect in a community or organization.

Inclusion should lead to increased participation in socially expected life roles and activities—such as being a student, worker, friend, community member, patient, spouse, partner, or parent. Socially expected activities may also include engaging in social activities, using public resources such as transportation and libraries, moving about within communities, receiving adequate health care, having relationships, and enjoying other day-to-day activities."

 

 

 

Content source: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention