Make your own inclusion power!

Be an Includas Disability Ally

in·clu·das (verb/noun): being inclusive in diverse ways

  1. Be diverse and inclusive as much as possible.
  2. When picking a book, movie, or show, choose a story that is diverse and unknown to you.
  3. Practice communicating with people in different ways; for example, through pictures one day, and gestures the next.
  4. Share about what you learn from the Includas Superheroes with others so they, too, can help spread inclusion magic!
  1. Do your research.
  2. Be a good listener.
  3. Welcome all disabilities.
  4. Encourage accessibility and diversity everywhere.
  5. Support disabled creators.
  6. Avoid ableist terms.
  7. Don’t define someone only by their disability.
  8. 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.

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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.

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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!

Print and color these pages and share them with us when you’re done.

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.

Looking to grab your copy of the book or want an autographed copy, click here to purchase one.

Past Event 12/3/21

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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.

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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.

Where’s What

Follow us on Instagram stories for all events, prize announcements, and engagement polls.

Follow us on Twitter for event summaries, prize announcements, and ‘Supporting Disabled Authors’ program.

Follow us on the Facebook event for details, event engagement, and prize announcements.

We have the three-part event on our YouTube channel.

Follow us on TikTok for events, prize announcements, and fun videos.

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Meet the INCLUDAS Team

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Luda | Founder

Experience: IBPA DEI Committee, BookTalk Board Member, Universal Studios Events
First Book Loved: Matilda
Motto: When you create your own path, you leave behind a story.
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Mira | Education

Experience: University of Oregon
First Book Loved: Amelia Bedelia
Motto: To create is to live twice.
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Kristina | Kids' Literature

Experience: Emerson College, Access - Student Disability Union
First Book Loved: The Rainbow Fish
Motto: Fantasy is the most real thing we have.
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McKenzie | Book Launches

Experience: University of Oregon
First Book Loved: The Sun is Also a Star
Motto: “When you deny your story, it defines you. When you own your story, you can write a brave new ending.” -Brené Brown
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Nicole | Social Media

Experience: Hope for Women Magazine, Ball State Daily News
First Book Loved: Goodnight Moon
Motto: Be the one who makes others feel included.
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Ellie | Research

Experience: NYU Washington Square News
First Book Loved: The Junie B. Jones series
Motto: Let it be.
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Avonlea | Design

Experience: National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation
First Book Loved: We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Motto: Don’t let your doubts deter you from rising to your full potential.
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Internship Applications

We are looking for applicants who value disability diversity in publishing, have an understanding of the industry, and can manage in a fast-changing environment.
Apply Here (applications will open in 2024)

Past & Current Partnerships

We are always looking to partner with bookstores, libraries, social media influencers, etc. It’s the only way to make includas magic happen and raise disability acceptance in the world. Help us make that inclusion a reality!

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