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.

Differences Addressed:
Autism & Sensory Processing
Mental Health Challenges
Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Speech & Communication Challenges
Chromosome Differences
Mobility Impairments
Vision Impairments
Learning Differences
Invisible Disabilities

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.



Programming Options

In-person Options:

1. Field Trip for Students
A two-hour interactive program covering at least 8 areas of disability, accommodating approximately 80 participants, held at the Tolleson Family Activity Center in Dallas. Students meet, connect with, and ask questions of our LEADers (people living with disabilities) in a safe environment.

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2. Teacher Training
Teachers gain a better understanding and are equipped with ideas to accommodate and include students who have various differences. Please e-mail us at hello@tobelikeme.org if you would like more information about this opportunity for your teachers.

3. Community Programs
Families/groups experience the program together, sparking meaningful connections and conversations. Our next Community Day is coming up in the Spring of 2023! More details coming soon!

Virtual Options:

1. To Be Like Me Disability Awareness Certification: TBLM Staff-directed
Five 45-minute classes led by To Be Like Me staff. Participants learn about at least five different areas of disability and virtually interact with at least five of our LEADers. After five classes, students will receive a TBLM Certificate of Disability Awareness.

2. Online Zooms with our LEADers
Sign up to virtually interact with our LEADers (typically 30-45 minutes).
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