Our program teaches kids that people with a disability really are just like them.
What this program means to Heather a parent of a child with a disability
"As a parent of a child with a disability, my child struggling with friendships and being excluded is my biggest fear. That 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 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 10 years now, the Just Like You program has been educating primary school aged students on acceptance and inclusion in Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast and the ACT.
During 2020, Just Like You was delivered to 8,323 primary school children 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 2021. Helping to change, one child at a time, how our community understands disability.