About

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Most people, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, have not been taught about disability history, culture and community, of the fight for equal rights done by people with disabilities and their allies, and the pride that is possible from celebrating one’s disability. Representation of people with disabilities in leadership roles is equally rare. Thus, Youth Engaged in Leading and Learn or YELL, a grant project funded by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, was born.

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Our Goals

  1. To develop youth leaders, foster inclusive practices for schools, empower transition age youth, and to create opportunities for school and community engagement in learning about the multiple benefits of inclusion and integrated community supports for all.
  2. Students with and without disabilities receive the tools they need to create social change in their schools (and larger communities) related to inclusion.

Learn more in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Read what past participants learned from YELL

Youth Engaged in Leading and Learning (YELL) is a curriculum based program of Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) and funded by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) from 2017-2021.

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