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Special Education

Shelley Brown

Special Education teacher

Embracing Inclusion: Developmental Disability Month and Zero Discrimination Day

Welcome to March! I would like to highlight two significant observances that inspire us to foster a culture of acceptance and compassion: Developmental Disability Awareness Month and Zero Discrimination Day.
The focus on Developmental Disability Awareness Month is is on recognizing and appreciating the diverse abilities of all individuals. This extends to our elementary school-aged students, who are in a crucial stage of developing empathy and
understanding. Through simple yet impactful activities, we aim to create an environment where every child feels valued, irrespective of their unique journey.

Zero Discrimination Day, observed on March 1st, reinforces our commitment to creating an environment free from prejudice. For elementary school-aged students, this day serves as a reminder that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Through age appropriate discussions and activities, we empower our students to stand up against discrimination and be advocates for inclusivity.

Parents, you play a pivotal role in reinforcing these values at home. Take a moment to engage in conversations with your children about the beauty of differences. Share stories that emphasize the importance of fairness and equality. Help your children understand that their actions can contribute to a world where everyone is treated with kindness. Let us work together to instill in our young learners the
importance of kindness and acceptance. As we navigate through Developmental Disability
Awareness Month and Zero Discrimination Day, let's celebrate the uniqueness in each individual and continue to sow the seeds of a more inclusive and compassionate society. Together, we can create a school environment where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued!