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National Service and Inclusion Project

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

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The Benefits of Inclusion

First-hand accounts detailing the benefits of inclusion in national service.

"What I gave came back tenfold... I was finally able to give back some of the love and nurturing that I got as a child."

- National service member with a disability

"Because of her disability, I adjusted the format of our team meetings to fit her learning style. This not only helped her follow along, but it significantly increased the functionality and efficiency of our meetings. Everyone benefited from what started as an accommodation."

-AmeriCorps*NCCC team leader

Many individuals with disabilities have had the opportunity to actively participate in national service. This participation has had a positive impact, not only on the communities where they were serving, but also on themselves and national service as a whole.

If you are an individual with a disability who has participated in national service, or you served with an individual with a disability and have seen the benefits of inclusion, we invite you to share your story and insights.

By submitting your story, you have a unique opportunity to share your experience, knowledge, and lessons learned with other current or potential members with disabilities.

Submit your story

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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.