Just Like You

Sasha MacDonald

Just Like You™ Disability Facilitator

Since starting with the “Just Like You” program, I have had many great moments! Not only do I have meaningful employment, but I also get to be the role model I wish I had growing up. It makes me so happy to see the future generation of kids – with and without disabilities, become more comfortable with having open discussions about disability and the acceptance that comes with it. I LOVE this program!

Principal at Ralph McCall School:

“The content of these sessions was very impactful as each provided our students a better awareness of individuals living with disabilities and encouraged the celebration of what makes all people unique.  While we already considered ourselves to be an inclusive community, our facilitator highlighted the necessity of maintaining empathetic viewpoints and gave our students opportunities to better understand types of disabilities and why inclusion is imperative. The workshop sessions included direct teaching, video excerpts, demonstrations, audience participation activities, opportunities for question and answers, plus follow-up printed materials.

I can attest to the value of the “Just Like You” Disability Awareness education program and recommend my administrative and teaching colleagues, in other elementary and middle schools, consider taking advantage of this meaningful, relevant learning opportunity for their students.”

In 2019 we delivered the Just Like You™ Program to the following schools:

  • Glenbow Elementary (Cochrane)
  • Ralph McCall School (Airdrie)
  • Langdon School (Langdon)
  • AE Bowers (Airdrie)
  • Westbrook School (Cochrane)
  • Eric Harvie (Calgary)
  • Heloise Lorimer (Airdrie)

*We are currently booking schools for the fall 2019-2020 school year. Please email info@varietyalberta.ca to inquire about booking your school in.

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