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 to get more diverse books into the hands of readers. Follow us on our social media for a chance to win of where we donate our books to.
Past Event 11/16/23
Join us for The Biggest Book Launch of All on our social media on November 16th, 2023 (Thursday) at 1pm PST/4pm EST. We will be celebrating the release of our newest picture book, The Biggest Gift of All written by Luda and illustrated by Melquea. A story about gift giving and friendship.
The Biggest Agenda
Come celebrate with us!
Get exclusive insights and book process from the author and illustrator of The Biggest Gift of All.
Join us for a book reading!
It’s time to make a googly-eyed pet rock!
Find all the posts that have #FindAllTheGooglyEyes in the caption and comment the number under each post. The more you comment, whether on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, the more entries you get. We’ll send you a small gift and donate a large prize to a library or classroom of your choosing. Giveaway ends December 3rd, 2023.
Start Celebrating Now!
We have fun activities coming to our blog around the release date.
Sometimes we have an extra book box available for parents, classrooms, libraries, and picture book influencers. Fill out this form (even past the release date) and we’ll try to send one out to you.
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.
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.