Inclusion: Accepting differences and loving them. Be uniquely yourself

The beginning of April 2020 has been filled with two specific celebrations:


On April 2, World Autism Awareness Day raises awareness about people with autistic spectrum disorders throughout the world.

In the second week of April, Pink day is an international anti-bullying event held annually. Our Grades 3-6 participated in an amazing online assembly to celebrate three important values we want to build in TIS community : solidarity, equality and acceptance.


In the midst of a global health crisis, these two events give us a great opportunity to reflect about differences and think about the behaviour we want to build at school and in our community in order to acknowledge our differences and respect them.


Every day at TIS in the Student Services Department, we are fortunate enough to witness students’ success despite disabilities or learning difficulties. For instance, a child with autism spectrum disorder may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people, but at the same time they are also amazing friends and surprising communicators in their own ways! These inspirational growths are opportunities for individuals to persevere, and be proud of the uniqueness of a person.

With the coronavirus crisis, challenges affect everyone: students, teachers and possibly more so for parents. It reveals that we all react differently in front of a crisis: fear, avoidance, aggression, stillness, isolation, stress, depression etc...

What can we do to welcome these differences?

Be uniquely yourself!


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