A free disability awareness program catering to school students in fun and interactive workshops.
Educating students from years 1 to 8 to develop understanding, acceptance and inclusion of people with a disability, learning that people with a disability really are JUST LIKE YOU!
Just Like You is delivered at no cost to schools.
All workshops are evidence based, and are aligned to the Australian curriculum.
Interactive workshops are delivered in class or online by trained facilitators.
A 2019 study by Children and Young People with a Disability Australia (CYDA) revealed that 48% of students with disability surveyed experienced bullying at school.
CYDA has also found that 40% of students with disabilities had been excluded from events or activities.
You can help kids living with a disability feel included and safe by making a donation to Variety – the Children’s Charity today. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
Together, we can make the world a kinder place for all kids.
We learnt all about different disabilities and what it is like to have them. We learnt about personal experiences and the medical terms for disabilities. But the most important thing we learnt is that people with disabilities are just like you and I. They got us involved and excited as this experience was eye opening, yet fun."
Meg and Katerina, students
Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Menai
I truly believe the knowledge that the students gain from Just Like You, helps to build acceptance and understanding in the community. I highly recommend ALL schools to take part!”
Wendy Madden, Teacher
Mosman Church Of England Preparatory School, Mosman
The Just Like You Disability Program was fantastic. I would definitely recommend the program to other teachers. The information and activities are simple and effective. My students have learnt so much and now have a greater awareness of disability.”
Ashley Azzopardi, Teacher
St Felix Catholic Primary School, Bankstown
I thought it was fun, while we were learning. It changed my view on people with a disability.”
Clovelly Public School, Clovelly