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People with disabilities continue to prove that others cannot define what they are capable of doing.  Here are three key ideas and five videos that will help you to see their potential and capacity for success:

1. Challenge Assumptions
For people with disabilities, inaccurate first impressions often hinder what others think they can or cannot do.  Here are two examples of how our assumptions can get in the way of thinking about what a person can or cannot do:


 2. Learn Disability Etiquette
This video uses a sense of humor to teach the basics of disability etiquette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv1aDEFlXq8

3. Create an Inclusive Workplace
Creating an inclusive workplace means creating an environment that respects, accepts, and integrates different skills and talents. This integration will allow you to maximize the skills and talents of all employees.


Temple Grandin speaks frequently about how her abilities that come from her autism make her able to excel at her job and they provide her with insights that she wouldn't have otherwise. She advocates for greater acceptance of all types of abilities in today's workplace.
http://www.ted.com/talks/temple_grandin_the_world_needs_all_kinds_of_minds

A Town Learns Sign Language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cen7NhfpMVE

If you want more information about Disability Awareness Month in October, we have some excellent materials that help to create awareness in a fun and interactive way. Check out: https://www.culturecoach.biz/disability-awareness-month-products.html


Want to see videos created by people with disabilities? Check out ItsOurStory.org or their videos on YouTube here:

Top Five Disability Videos