When we talk about 40 years of the ONCE School Competition, we are talking about 40 years of progress. Since 1984, ONCE has been guiding members of the educational community to change their outlook, helping to create a united society that empathises with people with disabilities.
ONCE's ability to serve as a driving force and its desire to change the things that all children and young people have has helped to make people with disabilities more visible, triggering conversations about them and promoting their full participation in society through laws and decrees.
These days, people with disabilities have basic, important rights that guarantee their full and independent development, beyond any limitations and obstacles that may prevent their full participation and inclusion.
Before the 1980s, people with disabilities barely had a place in society, and they had little opportunity to enjoy a good quality of life or exercise equal opportunities.
When you look back at the progress achieved over the last 40 years, it is clear how much society and those of us who are part of it have evolved, changed and improved.
Now we want you and your students to join us to learn a little more about the progress that has been made during the 40 years of the School Contest.
Have you noticed anything in recent years regarding the inclusion of people with disabilities?
These materials contain some examples you can share with your students to raise their awareness.