Inclusion Challenge Week
Inclusion begins with YOU! The Cuyahoga County Board of DD believes that everyone has a role in
building a more inclusive community – one that values the talents and contributions of all people and
promotes equal opportunity. As the Greater Cleveland community prepares to celebrate the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 25, you are encouraged to participate in Inclusion Challenge Week,
beginning on July 22, by completing these daily challenges:
Sunday, July 22-
Take a moment to introduce yourself to an unfamiliar neighbor, co-worker or
community member and invite them to join in the fun and “take the challenge.”
Monday, July 23-
Drive positive change in your workplace/organization. Encourage your business/
organization to hire someone with a disability. People with disabilities can work and want to work.
Tuesday, July 24-
Spread the word – Inclusion begins with YOU! Have a conversation with coworkers,
friends and family members about the ways they can support inclusion.
Wednesday, July 25-
Celebrate ADA Day at Wade Oval Wednesday by participating in the “unstoppable”
flash mob. Everyone is welcome. Details below.
Thursday, July 26-
Find a common bond. Set your phone aside and converse with a stranger or learn
something new about a person you already know.
Friday, July 27-
Volunteer with an organization working for diversity and inclusion. Consider
becoming a Community Friend with the Cuyahoga County Board of DD.
Saturday, July 28-
Take time to learn about a culture different from your own. Visit an art exhibit,
museum or other place in the community dedicated to other cultures.
Inspire others! Share your Inclusion Challenge photos at