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Inclusion: The active engagement of people with disabilities as service members in all levels of national and community service



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Section X: Progress Towards Inclusion

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How do I know my efforts toward creating an inclusive environment have been successful?

The successful creation of an inclusive service environment is sometimes difficult to evaluate since it is not easily quantified. Moreover, just because your program might have a number of participants with disabilities, it is not necessarily inclusive. This section contains suggested indicators for you to use in developing an evaluation plan around inclusion.

What are some ways I can evaluate my progress?

Ask yourself, your program, and your participants- with and without disabilities- and your disability partners:

Environment: Spirit of Inclusion

Environment: Architectural

Environment: Communication

Environment: Alternate Formats

Environment: Requests and Modifications of Policies, Procedures, and Practices

Administration and Management

Collateral Material (brochures, flyers, applications, and websites)

Recruitment

Accommodations

Collaboration

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©The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) is a training and technical assistance provider on disability inclusion. NSIP partners with the Association on University Centers on Disability, National Council on Independent Living, Association on Higher Education and Disability and National Down Syndrome Congress to build connections between disability organizations and all CNCS grantees, including national directs, to increase the participation of people with disabilities in national service.