Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Alignment
How do you feel when you meet someone with a disability?
Are you uncertain, fearful, avoidant, pitiful? Or are you curious, conversant, understanding, and accepting? Even the most well-meaning people can feel unsure how to interact with and address someone with a disability. As someone becomes familiar with disability, they realize it’s just a difference (not a deficiency)... and a whole new world of connection and possibilities opens up.
of difference and fear
of what it means to live with a disability
to children's everyday lives
where they're at cognitively and developmentally
by amplifying strengths and sharing amazing stories
how to communicate, understand and connect with people who have a disability
Instill a Spirit
of interest and acceptance that welcomes people of all diverse backgrounds
Change the World
by changing the way people see disability
"This program is changing lives. I recommend it for every child in every school."
– M.L., Superintendent
"This was my children’s favorite week at school!"
– H.M., Parent
"Our school has participated in the Academy for several years now, and I highly recommend it."
– C.B., Teacher