Our 'Just Like You' program teaches kids that people living with a disability really are just like them.
What this program means to a parent of a child living with a disability
"As a parent of a child living with a disability, my child struggling with friendships and being excluded is my biggest fear. The Variety 'Just Like You' program can help other children understand, empathise and include my child means the world to me’ – Heather Cox (Parent)
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More about Variety 'Just Like You' Program
Through celebrating differences, developing empathy and creating inclusion, Variety wants to create a better world for our kids to grow up in. One where kids understand that people living with a disability are the same as everyone else – they are ‘Just Like You’.
Variety’s 'Just Like You' program, a disability education and awareness program for primary school aged children, is at the forefront of making true community change. For over 5 years now, the Just Like You program has been educating primary school aged students on acceptance and inclusion in classrooms and online throughout NSW and the ACT.
During 2021, Just Like You was delivered to 13,302 primary school children across 70 schools by experienced facilitators, themselves living with a disability. Pivoting to online delivery during school closures, the new streamlined program will extend our reach further in 2022. Helping to change, one child at a time, how our community understands disability.