To Be Like Me is a nonprofit disability awareness program geared towards school-aged kids, graduate students, and special groups. We provide in-person and online interactions led by people living with disabilities.
Through meaningful interactions with our Leaders, we create a learning opportunity that fosters empathy and compassion and equips our communities to be more inclusive.
Autism & Sensory Processing
Mental Health Challenges
Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Speech & Communication Challenges
Simply click on the online lessons button and register to access our interactive online lessons provided at no cost thanks to our generous donors. If you are a teacher, administrator, or group leader and wish to sign up for programming, see below for programming options.
A two-hour interactive program covering at least 8 areas of disability, accommodating approximately 80 participants, held at the Tolleson Family Activity Center (once re-opened and safe for all).
Field trip! Students meet, connect with, and ask questions of people living with disabilities in a safe environment.
Teachers gain a better understanding and are equipped with ideas to accommodate and include students who have various differences.
Families/groups experience the program together, sparking meaningful connections and conversations.
Because safety is a priority during this time of COVID-19, our in-person programs are on hold for the 2020-2021 school-year. In-person programming will resume when it is safe for all.
Classroom Cohort Program: Teacher-facilitated
Teachers complete online lessons on their own schedule. These classrooms will also have the opportunity to virtually interact with at least eight of our Leaders.
Online To Be Like Me Class: TBLM Staff-directed
Eight 45-minute classes led by To Be Like Me staff. Participants learn about at least eight different areas of disability and virtually interact with at least eight of or Leaders.