A new resource, Pennsylvania Community Inclusion for All, created by an OCDEL Policy Fellow, Sadia Bartool, highlights the importance of and provides resources for meaningful Community Inclusion, geared towards Pennsylvania children, ages birth to grade 6, and their families. The PA Community Inclusion for All web page and public Facebook group can help increase opportunities for meaningful interaction between families and children with and without disabilities. It can provide professionals the resources for Community Inclusion to share with families they serve and use the resources when practicing coaching in the community with families.
Early learning partners and families are encouraged to share the resources with community partners to inspire them to create and provide for a more inclusive environment and promote and highlight the ones practicing inclusion effectively by sharing their stories of why and how they are doing it. Families are invited to share their stories highlighting the struggles/challenges, professional support, effective strategies and outcomes of Community Inclusion.