Communicating about inclusion is also very important for all parents and children. School is often when children will be around peers that have physical or developmental disabilities. Before school starts, parents often chat with their kids about staying away from strangers, using their manners, being on their best behavior and homework policies. Back-to-school time is also great moment to teach kids about disabilities and how their classmates that may seem different are actually not so different, they just have a disability they need to adapt to. This talk about disability awareness and inclusion can also involve chatting about bullying and why it’s never okay to bully a classmate, regardless of if they have a disability or not. Encouraging your children to be open to having relationships with children with disabilities fosters early disability awareness, and hopefully lifelong friendships, too! W.A.G.S. 4 Kids like to promote “Inclusion Always, In All Ways” and there’s no better place to practice inclusivity than on the school playground or in the cafeteria.