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Mission Statement

We are Disability Equality in Education (DEE), supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council. DEE began operations in July 2017. As a truly grassroots effort, all leadership of DEE are people with disabilities (both invisible and physical) and we rely on a network of volunteers who are people with disabilities and allies. DEE is affiliated with Disabled in Action (DIA). DIA is a civil rights organization committed to ending discrimination against people with disabilities. We embody the phrase "Nothing about us, without us" in the work we do with schools and colleges.

Description

Dee is focused on creating a curriculum for K-12 schools that helps to reduce disability stigma in Pennsylvania. We have created a disability comprehensive curriculum lesson plan library on our website. This is a resource for teachers to explore disability in multiple contexts (history, math, science and social studies) in the classroom. Our lessons and associated resources are informed by the Social Model of Disability Our focus with education is to normalize the idea of disability with all students. These lesson plans are there for any teacher to use, and they are created by disability community members, teachers, or former teachers.

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