Meet Lauren
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Meet Lauren

We are so excited to welcome Lauren to the INCLUDAS team as the Advocacy and Research Intern! What’s your favorite thing about yourself, and what’s the most significant thing that’s influenced you as a person? It sounds cliché, but I feel like I’m very caring. I want to do things to help people. And again,…

Meet Caleigh
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Meet Caleigh

We are so excited to have Caleigh join the INCLUDAS team as the General Support Intern! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? Something I really like about myself is that I try to involve myself in such a wide range of things. I try to pick up a lot of different skills. I like to…

Meet Avonlea
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Meet Avonlea

Avonlea joined the INCLUDAS team as the Summer 2023 Marketing and Design Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? My favorite thing about myself is my perseverance. When there are roadblocks or obstacles, I try not to give up, and do my best to work through…

Meet Mira
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Meet Mira

Mira joined the INCLUDAS team as the Summer 2023 Education Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? I’m very curious and very ambitious, I would say. Last year, I studied abroad in France, and it was an amazing experience and everything, but I didn’t know any…

Meet Ellie
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Meet Ellie

Ellie joined the INCLUDAS team as the Summer 2023 Research Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? I think it would be how caring I am. I work at a daycare, so a lot of my personality and personal effort is directed toward caring for people…

Meet McKenzie
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Meet McKenzie

McKenzie joined the INCLUDAS team as the Summer 2023 Book Launch Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? My ability to listen to people. I really pride myself in being intentional in my interactions with other people, connecting with them, and being present in the best…

Debunking Autism Myths
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Debunking Autism Myths

There are countless damaging myths about autism that have penetrated the cultural zeitgeist in recent years. These harmful myths lead to seemingly endless instances of equally harmful autistic “representation” — anyone remember the disaster surrounding Sia’s movie Music?  Luckily, there is hope for the future of autism representation: Emily Holyoak’s Good Morning, Dinah — published by…

Opening Lines From Disability-Inclusive Books
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Opening Lines From Disability-Inclusive Books

Some books have the power to grab you from their first sentence, and these eleven YA books are no exception. Check out each of their opening lines, as well as the disability representation they provide, and get ready to find your next favorite book from our fourth INCLUDAS Book Party event! This is not a…

Meet Han
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Meet Han

Han was part of the INCLUDAS team between September – December, 2022 as the Fall Events Intern. We are so excited to have them with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? My favorite thing about myself would generally be my thoughtfulness. Whether that’s in my relationships with people, in solving creative problems, or in…

Resources for Author Support
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Resources for Author Support

At INCLUDAS, we appreciate all of the writers who are working to make the world more inclusive and diverse. We are always looking to support and encourage authors to follow their dreams. Below is a list of resources, which will hopefully be helpful to emerging creatives looking for tips and opportunities in their fields. These…

Meet Kristina
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Meet Kristina

Kristina joined the INCLUDAS team during June of 2022 as the Summer Children’s Literature Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! Tell us about yourself. My favorite thing about myself is my creativity. I feel like I have a pretty good imagination. It always keeps me busy, and I’m never bored because…

Meet Sofia
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Meet Sofia

Sofia joined the INCLUDAS team during June of 2022 as the Summer Marketing Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! Tell us about yourself. Within my friend group, I can make a decision. I’m a little proud of it because, while it depends on the situation, there aren’t a lot of people…