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Institute for Human Development
Changing the way you experience the world
Why is Voting Important to You?
Access | Attitude | Inclusion
- Impacts people at all life stages- individually and socially
- Influences policy at local, state, national, and global levels
Vision: People with disabilities fully participate in all life experiences
Mission: Promote full inclusion by advancing attitudes that value persons with disabilities and enhancing access to all aspects of the human experience
The IHD fosters the development of attitudes that promote the public’s appreciation and value of individuals with disabilities. Attitudes, as barriers to or facilitators of inclusion, go hand-in-hand with access. Access, commonly thought of as access to services and supports, can have a much broader meaning. Services are unquestionably essential for inclusion but access also refers to access to information, education, physical environments, community, friendships, relationships, etc. Conceptually, access and attitude have reciprocal roles in promoting or inhibiting inclusion.