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Tunaweza’s work to promote Inclusive Education

Our core focus is for the inclusion of all people, including people with intellectual disabilities (ID),physical disability, vision impairment, hydrocephalus, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Autism spectrum disorder, mental illness and hearing impairment in mainstream health policies and laws, programming, and services, training programs, research.

Principles of Inclusive Health

If a system is inclusive, that means they have made the necessary changes to their practice to make their program more accessible for those with ID. Inclusive health is based on two main principles: equitable access and full participation. Equitable Access means ensuring that people have access to the services and resources necessary to achieve their full health potential. Full Participation means that people with Disabilities are fully and meaningfully included in health programs and services.

Principles of Inclusive Health

Including people with Disabilities in existing health programs has the potential to improve health outcomes for all people, including people with Disabilities while reducing health care costs for society. For example, if a healthcare provider’s office makes their reading materials accessible to those with Intellectual Disability, they could also be helping those who speak English as a second language or have low literacy.