UKDHM formally takes place between 22nd November and 22nd December each year, though many events and activities take place outside this time slot. It is supported by more than 100 organisations, including the NUT.
The purpose of UK Disability History Month is:-
Throughout Disability History Month it is important to recognise that disabled people have multiple identities, are sometimes members of other groups subjected to discriminatory practice, and to ensure that the diverse nature of disabled people is recognised in terms of the range and types of impairment that are included e.g. Neuro-diverse, mental health issues, learning difficulty, physical, invisible and sensory impairments.
Key foci of the month are:
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The Appendices mentioned in the teaching resources are available here. They include worksheets and ideas for further activities.