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Disability Awareness and Inclusion Training

Girls on the Run participant smiling with her arms outstretched.

Didlake, a local non-profit organization that creates opportunities that enrich the lives of people with disabilities throughout Maryland and Virginia, hosted a disability awareness and inclusion training for our volunteer coaches


The training included information on:


Training attendees reported positive feedback and shared that they feel more prepared to meet the needs of the participants on their teams following the training. 

Didlake training feedback

Key takeaways included:

  • It never hurts to speak up if you see something that isn’t accessible in the community
  • Everyone has the right to take risks and try new things
  • Everyone wants to live, work, and be a part of their communities and they should have such opportunities
  • Everyone has talents and strengths
  • Use effective communication - this may mean communicating in a different way from what you are used to


We are incredibly thankful to Didlake for hosting this virtual training session for our coaches! 

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming space for all participants to grow and glow. Learn more about our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA).

Hey Coaches, make sure to check out a recording of the training on Coaches Corner!


More about Didlake

Over 50 years ago, a handful of people in Manassas, Virginia, saw things differently. They passionately believed that all people deserved access to opportunities for growth, especially education. Committed to this belief, they created the Didlake School to provide opportunities for children with disabilities to learn and develop their full potential. Now expanding well beyond Manassas, Virginia, Didlake creates opportunities that enrich the lives of people with disabilities throughout Maryland and Virginia. 

To learn more about Didlake and the services they offer, please visit


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