Lesson Length : 15 minutes
A common question people ask in our inclusion workshops is, “How can we attract more families of children with disabilities to attend our programs?” Examining how you attract families to your program or “pull” them in is a key part to running and inclusive program. However, a question that does not get asked as frequently is, “What aspects of our organization may in fact be pushing families away?”
Parents and youth-care providers expressed barriers in Part I: Identifying Barriers of this three part lesson. The barriers they expressed can be organized into six categories: attitudinal, organizational, financial, physical, communication, and programatic.
Understanding the type of barrier can give us a better understanding of what may be pushing families away from our programs and organizations and give us a starting point for how to remove them to ensure better access for ALL children.