RAISE AWARENESS TO RAISE ACCEPTANCE.
Make your own inclusion power!
Be an Includas Disability Ally
in·clu·das (verb/noun): being inclusive in diverse ways
- Be diverse and inclusive as much as possible.
- When picking a book, movie, or show, choose a story that is diverse and unknown to you.
- Practice communicating with people in different ways; for example, through pictures one day, and gestures the next.
- Share about what you learn from the Includas Superheroes with others so they, too, can help spread inclusion magic!
- Do your research.
- Be a good listener.
- Welcome all disabilities.
- Encourage accessibility and diversity everywhere.
- Support disabled creators.
- Avoid ableist terms.
- Don’t define someone only by their disability.
- Be kind.
You can start by practicing the eight steps listed above, or checking them out in full detail as outlined by the Includas Superheroes. You can also get an Includas Coloring Book and Includas Superpowerful Journal to teach you about different disabilities and give you practice including others. Don’t forget to visit our blog post of the different kinds of disabilities and learn which celebrities are or were disabled.
Everyone makes mistakes, and it’s okay to make them as long as you learn how fix them. One person may prefer to be called “disabled” while another doesn’t. People have preferences based on their lived experiences, so get to know each person and don’t assume the same things for everyone. But remember, don’t rely on the disability community to educate you completely, especially if you don’t know someone personally. There is always room to grow and improve: the first step is trying.
Of course you can! Even the smallest change can make a big difference. It can change what your friends think, what your family thinks, or what you think. Reading, watching, and listening to things that are inclusive and diverse can help so many people. With your support and the support of others combined, you can get the conversation around inclusion and disability started.
Help Spread Change, One Book at a Time
We love nothing more than spreading inclusion! That’s why our commitment to social good is important to us. We donate books when we can, but now anyone can help us do so and get more diverse books into the hands of readers. For every book purchased on our shop site, we will donate one to the community!
Past Event 12/3/21
Join us for the 3rd Annual INCLUDAS Book Party: Pages Under Investigation on our social media from 12pm-6pm PST/3pm-9pm EST. The INCLUDAS Investigators will dive into the past, present, and future of disability representation.
Schedule of Investigation
Come learn about how the event works, how to win prizes, and what to expect.
Learn about many historical book firsts, different book accessible creations, and a book page activity.
We will be debunking popular fiction books that have stereotypical disability representation.
Come share your favorite disability-inclusive books and see which ones we have enjoyed! We’ll also include upcoming books we’re excited about.
Learn about disability inclusion in the writing community, supporting disabilities, and INCLUDAS announcements.
Follow us on Twitter for event summaries, prize announcements, and ‘Supporting Disabled Authors’ program.
Past Event 5/20/22
Join us for our first virtual YA romance book party on May 20 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. PST/6:30-8:30 p.m. EST. This two-hour event will talk about the book, discuss disability and love, and show off some dance skills. RSVP to our virtual ball on Hubilo before May 19!
Get to know the process of creating The Pearls Of Yesterday and how the story came to be.
We are going to talk about disability and love! This includes disability dating myths and looking at a passage from the book.
We’ll have an opportunity for guests ask questions and receive answers! Submit any questions to our social media before the event.
Share your outfit with us on social media and tag @includas for a giveaway entry. Did you receive a PR Book Box? Tag us! Want to share your review on social media? Tag us! The more times you tag us on social media, the more entries you get!
How to Prepare
Want to know who your Pearls of Yesterday Ball companion could be? Take the matchmaking quiz to see which character would be your perfect date for the ball! Share with us on social media! #PearlsOfYesterdayBall
Get ready with us for the ball! Share with us what you’ll wear by tagging us on social media and using #PearlsOfYesterdayBall! We’ll all be dressed up on the event day and can’t wait to see you there.
First kisses ruin everything. No matter whose lips sixteen-year-old Abigail Lucille Panashe touches, her life becomes plagued with disaster. But her friends won’t let her give up on that romantic, fireworks kind of kiss Abby has dreamt of. It just can’t be with her best friend, Theo Winthers, because that would be weird. Especially that for the last ten years, Abby and her late Papi imagined Theo accompanying her to this summer’s debutante ball. They’ve already perfected the dance to her wheelchair moves. If only the debutante director hadn’t scared Abby into picking the next-door neighbor, Hudson Giordani, to be the perfect escort. Now, kissing Hudson, that would definitely be weird—except Abby can’t bear to think about the guy who broke her heart four years ago for no reason. Abby may want to have the perfect ball and win the crown with the classiest escort in town, but one kiss will change everything she’s ever planned for.
Meet the INCLUDAS Team
Partner With Us!
An author may be able to virtually visit via a recorded video with a reading of their book or a live chat to talk about their book and disability inclusion. We also offer disability learning for children with the Includas Superheroes and their guide for how to be a disability ally. To get started, please tell us about your inquiries.
Got a book review blog, disability awareness blog, or some other blog you want to add includas to? We’re always looking for more disability allies to review our books, spread disability inclusion, and raise underrepresented voices up. To get started, please fill out this form.