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The Book - The Ultimate Classroom Diversity Kit

The Book - The Ultimate Classroom Diversity Kit

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The Ultimate Classroom Diversity Kit

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STOP THE STARE, START THE CONVERSATION: A GUIDE TO INCLUSION

  • 50 copies for your classroom signed but the author with limited edition bookmarks and wristbands
  • 1 Limited Edition Different Is The New Cool T-shirt
  • 50 Difference Advocate Pledge Cards
  • Invitation to the private RISE ABOVE LIMITATIONS: INSPIRING STORIES OF OVERCOMING CHALLENGES Summit
  • CELEBRATING OUR DIFFERENCES: INCLUSIVE CONVERSATION STARTER KIT

Bundle Price: $700.00 (Save $297.50 compared to individual book prices)

 

STOP THE STARE, START THE CONVERSATION: A GUIDE TO INCLUSION Book Cover

In today’s world, diversity and inclusion are becoming more important than ever before.  But while we’ve made progress, we still have a long way to go in creating truly inclusive environments.

One area that needs more attention is the conversation about inclusion of people with disabilities in homes and classrooms.  This book aims to provide an overview of why inclusion is important and how we can embrace differences to create more welcoming and supportive environments.

Different Is The New Cool was born because of my oldest son, Dale.  He was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 5.  Dale is quirky, loses focus, and is emotionally and socially awkward at times.  He’s also intelligent, funny, creative and kind.  His peers don’t always “get” him.  

I’ve witnessed him being excluded.  As a parent, you always want your child to be accepted by their peers, but it’s not always the case.  I will never forget when Dale was in Kindergarten one of his classmates walked up to me and said, “Dale is my friend.  He’s a little bit crazy, but a lot good!”  That statement warmed my heart!  It showed that he truly accepted Dale for who he was.

We’ve always instilled in Dale that he’s not defined by his diagnosis.  We wanted to create a space where young people with disabilities could feel seen, valued and included.  Different Is The New Cool is a family based brand that is seeking to be the pioneer of this change.  This movement is based on the Core Values of Inclusion, Self-Confidence, Inspire, Collaboration, and Service.  Our mission is to inspire, empower and celebrate young people with disabilities like Dale.  We encourage those considered quirky, strange or odd to pursue their dreams boldly.  This is done through the creation of a trendy clothing line and the sharing of our story.  Regardless of your diagnosis, we believe you are not defined by it.  We are all different.  We are all cool.  Our vision is to change the world one cool kid at a time.

About The Book

This book is the perfect resource for parents and teachers who want to learn more about inclusion and how to embrace differences.  It covers a variety of topics, including different types of disabilities, common misconceptions and myths surrounding people with disabilities, and the importance of using inclusive language when talking about disability.

In addition to providing essential knowledge, this book also offers practical tips on how to create inclusive environments and start conversations with people with disabilities.  You’ll find engaging activities and conversation starters that can be completed as a family or in a classroom setting.

Meet The Author

Tocquinn Cordice is a wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend and Inclusion Champion.  She’s a Delivery Excellence Lead in the Commercial Insurance space.  She’s also the parent manager to her young kings Dale and Dorian.  When she’s not rehearsing scripts, or on set with her boys, she’s the Chief Operating Officer of their family brand.  You may catch her behind the scenes at a fashion show prepping their models, replenishing their table at a vending event or speaking to a group of parents on how to advocate for their child.  Her motto is, whatever you do, go out... Be Daring. Be Different. Be Cool.


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