We Include is creating a culture of inclusion in workplaces, schools and everyday life.
1 in 4 adults has a disability
Welcome to We Include, an organization created to empower people with disabilities and to advocate for their inclusion in every facet of life.
We Include is the national arm of a Tampa Bay, Florida nonprofit Help Us Gather (HUG). HUG helps people with disabilities connect socially and advocates for inclusion.
HUG’s work to create personal and professional opportunities for people with disabilities became a source of happiness and hope. Its stories were shared by hundreds of news outlets in the United States and throughout the world, prompting people to reach out, asking HUG to bring its mission of inclusion and advocacy for people with disabilities to a bigger audience.
We Include was created to do just that.
of people with disabilities are lonely
It has been the norm to exclude people with disabilities from workplaces, social circles, media, etc. It’s time to change that.
Dare to create a different world with us
People with disabilities have limitless potential when given the opportunity to achieve. Watch the stories that We Include made happen by believing that a more inclusive world is not only possible — it’s better for everyone.
Including everyone makes us stronger.,better.,cooler.,brighter.,happier.,bolder.,sparkle.,the bomb 🙂
At We Include, positive representation of people with disabilities takes top priority. We are making huge constructive changes in the right direction by supporting and empowering those of us with disabilities to dream, strive for goals, and enjoy who we are as we are.
Who better to show how it’s done than the people with disabilities influencing trends, changing the game and breaking down barriers? Check out the roster of inclusion and celebrity influencers who agreed to speak out and speak up for We Include and the power of inclusion.
We Include unites the boldest voices to make sure the message of inclusion gets heard loud and clear.
Diversity isn’t just good for business; it’s good for the bottom line.
Stop here to learn about how companies are setting the example and making inclusion a priority.
Spectrum Designs: Custom Apparel Shop Employing Adults with Autism
“If you want efficient employees, if you want a lack of turnover, it makes sense.”
Click here to find how this workforce with autism is becoming one of the most impressive, productive corporate cultures in the apparel industry.
Alivia: Fashion Designs by Artists with Disabilities
Beautiful clothing can transform your mood, but what if it could also create a positive social impact?
Alivia does both. Click here to see how the clothing company produces amazing fashion from designs created by artists with special needs.
Including is Easy. Here's How:
Click below to learn how you, your school and your business can include and empower people with disabilities.
Meet the people using the limelight to put a spotlight on inclusion.
Zack Gottsagen: Movie Star with Down Syndrome
Zack Gottsagen won over the world with his stellar portrayal of wrestling-obsessed runaway Zak in 2019’s sleeper hit, The Peanut Butter Falcon. The
Sen. Tom Harkin: Politician and Disability Rights Champion
Former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin is the man responsible for the call heard 'round the world for disability rights.
Anthony Ianni: First NCAA Basketball Player with Autism
6’9” former Michigan State center Anthony Ianni took college basketball to new heights as the first player known to be on the autism spectrum. Now
Josh Blue: Stand-Up Comedian with Cerebral Palsy
Streaming comic superstar Josh Blue is breaking down common attitudes towards people with disabilities, one punch line at a time. Comedian Josh Blue m
Abbey Curran: First Miss USA Contestant with a Disability
Daredevil dreamer Abbey Curran was told she’d never compete. Little did her critics know that the fastest way to get her to succeed was to tell her
Andy Grammer: Singer-Songwriter with Compassion
Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer believes in the power of inclusion and all other forces of good in the world. “I’m just very inspired,” said mult
of people don't know how to interact with someone with a disability.
That's too bad. They're missing out.