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Promoting Respect and Inclusion through Disability Studies

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)


Promoting Respect and Inclusion through Disability Studies


PRIDE helps students and educators explore disability rights and the social history of disability experience through the voices and experiences of people who lived it.
  • Looking for a way to integrate disability studies into your anti-bias activities?
  • Want to help students explore disability as part of our shared history and social experience?

The PRIDE Curriculum

The PRIDE Curriculum was developed in 2005 by the Vermont Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) with the help of teachers, family members, and individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the program is to bring disability pride to students with and without disabilities. PRIDE materials are available free to interested schools. Schools and educators can use PRIDE as a separate curriculum; but many choose specific lesson plans and materials that they incorporate into their anti-bias and diversity activities.

PRIDE Outreach: We Welcome Your Particiation!

The new PRIDE Outreach project at CDCI offers PRIDE's K-12 lesson plans that meet Vermont Learning Standards, a network of participating schools and community ambassadors, updated listings of books, learning tools and media resources, and technical support from CDCI. In the next twelve months we will be adding new materials and highlighting some of the people and places using PRIDE to address disability awareness and disability rights in their classrooms. We welcome your participation!


Last modified August 24 2011 02:00 PM

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