PRIDE was a project housed at CDCI that helped students and educators explore disability rights and the social history of disability experience through the voices and experiences of people who lived it. The curriculum supported the integration of disability studies into your anti-bias activities and helped students explore disability as part of our shared history and social experience. In 2016 the Vermont Statewide Independent Living Council updated and expanded PRIDE. It is now known asĀ Include!

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 was to bring disability pride to students with and without disabilities. PRIDE materials were free and available to interested schools. Updated versions of this program can be found for free on the Inlcude! Website.

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What does "project completed" mean?

Many of our projects receive funding for a specific amount of time. After that period is over, either we will transfer the project to another organization, or we will maintain a webpage for the project that only has historical information.

We consider those projects to be "completed". Their websites will say "project completed" and have a banner at the top of the page that says "project completed".

For instance, we worked on the PRIDE Project from 2005 to 2016. In 2016, when we completed our part of the project, we transferred the PRIDE Project to the Vermont Statewide Independent Living Council. They changed its name to Include! and continue to work on it.