Why it’s a good idea to let your college or uni know you’re disabled
Disabled. It’s a loaded word not all disabled people want to identify with. But if you want to get off to a good start at college or uni – try to make peace with that word and tick the disability box on your application form.
Having your say
The Inclusion Ambassadors: “We need to be treated equally”
Young people with diverse support needs campaigning for everyone to be included, no one left out.
Support for learning
Pupil from the Royal Blind School shares his top tip
Pupil Voice: What helps young people feel included in school?
“For me, talking and listening are the key to true inclusion” Mark Stewart, Young Inclusion Ambassador talks about his experience of school.
“I’m Jenny…. and this is MY autism”
“Having autism is unique – it’s not painful, or itchy, or sore – it’s just how I see the world”. Check out this Fixers film and hear a girl called Jenny on a campaign to end the stigma about having Aspergers and to show it’s no reason to stop believing in yourself….
Over 100 pupils with learning disabilities have a say about being included at school
Getting the right support and feeling included in school can be difficult if you have a learning difficulty. Find out what young people have to say…
Wheelchair racing champion Samantha Kinghorn: “I’m proud of my disability”
“I wanted to go to a school that had everyone in wheelchairs so I was the same as everyone else but my friends just said to me, ‘No, you’re coming back!’ I got no choice!”
Agents of Change: Disabled young people have their say
In this film, disabled school leavers have their say on issues like transport, advocacy and bullying. Read more about the Agents of Change project here.
Know your rights – disability
Did you know that if you are disabled, you have the right to special care and education and to be included in the community?
This is just one of a list of rights you have. Rights are like promises to young people to keep you safe, look after you and treat you fairly. Find out more about your rights from the Children and Young People’s Commissioner.