COVID-19 UPDATE: This year we are proud to present Inclusion Festival Online, a virtual music and wellness gathering for EVERY body on August 21-23, 2020! Until then, please join Inclusion Zones, a virtual gathering space where you can view or share ideas and activities for maintaining health, positivity, and togetherness at home. We also proudly supported a Covid-19 Relief Fund, created specifically to provide support to music lovers with disabilities and the musicians and event workers who work to include them in the live music scene. Sending strength and love to ALL!
“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” ~ Max de Pree
"I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." ~ Jimmy Dean
“It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village” ~Coach Elaine Hall
"Hula-hooping. It makes me feel free. My stepsister introduced me to it. I used to have panic attacks all the time, and she hula-hooped to cope with her own anxiety." ~ Julia Michaels
“Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.” ~ Lou Rawls
“If we want to discover the full potential in our humanity, we need to celebrate those heartbreaking strengths and those glorious disabilities we all have. It is our humanity and all the potential within it that makes us beautiful.” ~ Aimee Mullins
"Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.” ~ Thomas Kinkade
"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” ~Helen Keller
Inclusion Festival began as the nation’s first and only sensory-friendly music and wellness festival designed to include and accommodate individuals with autism and other special needs. Believing the concepts of inclusion are fundamental to all experiences and communities, we have grown to spread inclusion as a state of mind through year-round events, experiences, consultation and training, and our online magazine.
Inclusion Festival is for EVERY body!