Inclusion Project Guide & Toolkit: a Youth Led Initiative

Welcome to the Inclusion Project Online Guide & Toolkit! Please take time to learn more about this youth led project. This project was funded by the Virginia Department of Education. For more information about the Inclusion Project click About.

We had good information from the toolkit that made it easy to plan Inclusion Project Event activities, and we had an outstanding experience on Inclusion Day.

Northumberland Middle School educator

As a result of our Inclusion Project, our students learned more about people with disabilities, have more understanding and sensitivity, and are more aware of challenges people with disabilities face.

Radford City Public School educator


What you need to know for planning your event, creating a planning committee, setting the goals and vision of the project, and creating an agenda and work plan.

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Tips for a successful Inclusion Project event and a sample timeline for announcements, audio/video tests, and guest accommodations leading up to the day of the event.

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Several example activities to hold during your Inclusion Project event, divided into Elementary, Middle, and High School level activities.

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