- Teach disability history in schools.
- Create a culture of mutual respect and equal opportunity for all students.
- Use person first language. Say “person with a disability” rather than “disabled person”.
- Focus on the abilities of students rather than on their disabilities.
- Provide basic disability awareness training for school staff, students and families within your building.
- Be aware of current legislation regarding disability.
- Work and lobby for supports and changes in your community and government.
- Offer as many opportunities as possible for making choices, setting goals, and self-advocacy.
- Increase your awareness about disability history today!
- Learn about your rights as a person with a disability.
- Respect people for their abilities.
- Develop an understanding of your abilities, preferences, interests and needs.