ALLYship is a very important aspect of Embark Foundation. The CDC has specifically defined what being an ALLY means in terms of human disability and development.
A - acknowledge and respect individual experiences and abilities.
L - learn about different disability types.
L - leverage your influence to promote accessibility and inclusion.
Y - yield the floor to people with disabilities to help identify and eliminate barriers
All of these things apply to being an ALLY for survivors.
Acknowledge and respect individual experiences, abilities (and feelings on these experiences).
Learn about the possible mental health effects that stem from these experiences.
Leverage your influence to promote inclusion, awareness, and reduce stigma around being a survivor.
Yield the floor to people with disabilities to help identify and eliminate barriers. Let survivors talk about their experiences, their feelings, and how to change the world for the future.
There is so much more to being an ALLY than just being there, and we are so proud to be learning ourselves, and helping promote this education. Do you have suggestions for us to become better allies for survivors? Do you have questions? Reach out to us on our website, or directly to me via email email@example.com