United for Inclusion
Empowering neurodiverse families
The toolbox has been handy and essential for my life. I take everything I learned during the period that we were in constant support. I keep each of the strategies provided, experiences of each, and relaxation methods that are already part of my daily life. The experience of each one of us during each session is of quality and constant learning.
I think the tools given here can be carried out with myself, first of all, and with family and close friends. It should be noted that also with co-workers since they are also part of our daily lives. We will implement everything learned with you in some way or another in certain situations.
Thank you for so much love, affection and patience with me. Taking this toolkit helped me know what I want to focus my energies on as a mother and person. Thank you very much, Manu for Inclusion Foundation. I love you so much, and you have been a blessing to my life.
From the community, I'll tell you that I have you, Elizabeth, and the girls from La Diversidad Une, plus a co-worker.
Thank you so much for everything!!!!!
Blessings and lots of light
Being part of Manu for Inclusion for 3 years has given me the necessary tools to stop in a difficult situation and look for the best alternative. I find myself using the power of the pause to see clearly and look like any parent for the best for my child. However, I have come to understand that it is also valid to be sad, angry, and frustrated because we are more than parents, human beings, and where we make the difference is in the reaction to these emotions.
I want to share that we are a loving family sheltered by the M4IF.
I am also a woman, mother, and businesswoman, and I have made positive changes in my life day by day. I seek to be better for myself because if I am good in my heart, I can radiate what is in my heart to my family. Although life surprises me daily and challenges me, my faith and self-esteem are strengthened. I invite you to open your heart, seek help when you feel that it is not possible alone, and maintain hope by living one day at a time. Cruz Family
We empower families of children with any atypical diagnoses or behaviors who seek inclusion within their own communities through the power of art, wellness and love by providing personal development scholarships and support.
Manu for Inclusion was created based on the belief that every human being, regardless of physical or mental challenges, is a valuable asset to their family, our community, our nation, and the world. Through personal development education, one on one emotional support, and practical experience sharing, our intention is to provide a sense of empowerment for inclusion and independence on behalf of individuals with unique needs and those who love them.
About the foundation
Manu for Inclusion Foundation is a group of diverse professionals and parents who have combined their knowledge and experience in service of other families in order to work for a more inclusive society. The foundation provides help with the diagnosis by focusing on developing programs that provide emotional support to parents and caregivers of neurodiverse individuals using mindfulness tools, wellness programs, and social media awareness campaigns with the goal of making inclusion a reality worldwide.
Why We Do What We Do
Neurodiversity is the concept that the variations in the brain that can lead to developmental disorders are normal. Manu for Inclusion Foundation identifies the lack of supportive services and resources for parents and caregivers of neurodiverse children.
- Emotional instability
- Depression and anxiety
- High divorces rates
- Economic uncertainty
- Difficulty accepting and understanding the diagnosis or atypical behavior
- Lack of emotional coping mechanisms
- Social stigma and misunderstanding
- Frustration navigating public and private resources
What We Do
In The United States
The Reason Behind Our Name
Focused on arts, wellness and personal growth/development through art, music, dance, fitness/exercise for Families/Guardians that have kids with any disabilities (diagnosed, not diagnosed) anxiety, depression, etc.
Manu was diagnosed when he was 30 months with autism and later on with ADHD. After many days of occupational, speech, and ABA therapies today we have a happy, loving, funny and patient child who gives us kisses, hugs and says “mommy stop”.
“Inclusion is to learn to accept and love myself/yourself and as a natural result I/you would love and accept another human being, earth, and the present moment”