These are all organizations, companies, and/or products that promote disability awareness and inclusion we have found helpful in our own journey.
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IMPORTANT TO NOTE: We are not paid partners with any business or entity. We share these only in hopes they provide connection and support! We are all about sharing and supporting missions and messages that promote kindness and inclusion!
This company sells inclusive books and t-shirts that go towards funding the creation of inclusive playgrounds. The books and shirts promote messages about the importance of inclusion.
The mission of this company creates books with important messages about diversity and inclusion.
They are a non profit book series, who writes stories based on real families and the child’s condition .They are registered as a charity. All profits get put back into the production of making more books, donating books to hospital settings and charities and providing equipment and sensory room projects to schools via the abilities project. The books are written by Gemma Keir.
These books share the story of children who grow up using a feeding tube. They educate and explain tube feeding as a super power!
Rolling Into Kindergarten is an uplifting story of a little girl with Cerebral Palsy who is excited and ready for kindergarten. When Isabella encounters challenges at school, she returns home feeling disappointed. Luckily, she never gives up!
Find out how Isabella and her classmates learn to create kindness, acceptance, and inclusion together.
This book introduces five children that have medical complexities. As you get to know the characters, you learn it's ok to ask questions! It is a powerful depiction of how we all can be friends, despite our differences in abilities.
These books aim to help parents, caregivers, and families explain autism, cerebral palsy, and down syndrome in a way that kids can understand. They explain the importance of inclusion and advocacy. Search the web for places to purchase! It's sold on various sites.
A disability-inclusive book series written by mother Victoria, in honor of her daughter, Moriah. Moriah was born with a rare syndrome, CHARGE syndrome, that resulted in medical complexities. She passed away at age 7. Victoria wrote this book so children like her daughter are represented, creating a more inclusive and accepting world.
A book about a fierce little girl with cerebral palsy who doesn’t let anything stand in her way. Maya and her dog, Abby, go on fantastic adventures, seeing new sights, and learning new skills. Sometimes, Maya faces big challenges and feels very stuck. Luckily, she knows just how mighty she is. “See it,then be it,” she reminds herself, and she soon finds that there’s almost nothing she can’t do!
A children's book about adaptive equipment and inclusion. Equipment included in this story are; wheelchairs, glasses, AAC, standers, feeding tubes, trachs, gait trainers, service dogs, hearing aids, orthoses, and face masks! Authored by Shelby McCarthy, Let’s Go Play sets out to create something that could go to school with her daughter Kennedy, who uses many of these “tools” herself.
This inclusive and empowering picture book from Sofia Sanchezan 11-year-old model and actress with Down syndrome reminds readers how important it is to embrace your differences, be confident, and be proud of who you are. Imagine all of the wonderful things you can do if you don't let anyone stop you! You are enough just how you are.
Sofia is unique, but her message is universal: We all belong. So each spread features beautiful, full-color illustrations of a full cast of kid characters with all kinds of backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.
If you are Christian, this one is for you. This book shows that each person is wonderfully made my God. Included in this book are: communication devices, feeding tubes, wheelchairs, hearing devices, cerebral palsy, wheelchairs, autism, chromosomal disorders, vision impairments, and more!
This company was founded by mother, Michelle, who has a son with a disability, Eli. She began this company to spread awareness about disability as a means to supplement her income while she managed his care. It began in 2015 and continues to be a force in supporting the disability community through their products and resources!
This is a 100% non-profit brand apparel created by Bill and Victoria Strong in honor of their daughter, Gwendolyn. She was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) at 6 months and lived to be 7 years old. This organization aims to support projects related to inclusion and disability awareness.
This non-profit "makes apparel with purpose for upstanders who embraces differences, or rebels" as they like to call them. Their son, Wilson, has autism and he has lit a fire to create awareness and advocacy in the disability community through powerful messages on apparel.
This is a company created by fellow HIE mama, Kim Powers in support of her incredible daughter, Kennedy Blair. Like Karter, Kennedy suffered an HIE injury at birth. They have created a line of shirts and candles that spread and share inclusive and positive messages!
We love this Iowa company! They are all about spreading messages of kindness, affirmation, and compassion. These notes of kindness are a small thing that leave a big impact. We have purchased the healthcare, grief, warrior, and thankful packs. We leave these for our nurses, hospital staff, and send them to friends or family when things get tough. Check these out!
These fun, kid-friendly dinosaur stickers feature and represent a variety of medical needs including: feeding tubes, braces, trachs, blood transfusions, AAC, prosthetics, wheelchairs, gait trainers, and more! Purchase these to raise awareness and help kids with disabilities see themselves represented!
Smashing fashion with function, BILLY Footwear incorporates zippers that go along the side of the shoes and around the toe, allowing the upper of each shoe to open and fold over completely. Thus the wearer can place his or her foot onto the shoe footbed unobstructed. Then with a tug on the zipper-pull the shoe closes and secures overtop t
Smashing fashion with function, BILLY Footwear incorporates zippers that go along the side of the shoes and around the toe, allowing the upper of each shoe to open and fold over completely. Thus the wearer can place his or her foot onto the shoe footbed unobstructed. Then with a tug on the zipper-pull the shoe closes and secures overtop the user's foot. Shop with our link to receive 10% off every order!
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