Side-By-Side Texas Toolkit

Side-By-Side Texas

If you are in a position to raise awareness about Side-By-Side Texas so more people participate in the campaign, the Side-By-Side Toolkit is for you!

This toolkit has what you need to spread the word about the campaign and to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion of people with and without disabilities in community life. The toolkit could be utilized by someone who:

  • owns a business,
  • manages a nonprofit organization,
  • teaches in an inclusive classroom,
  • works for a government agency,
  • coordinates a volunteer program,
  • etc.

Please use the tools below to let people in your network know about Side-By-Side Texas. When possible, just copy the text on this page and paste it in the communication tool of your choice. If you need help with any of the tools, or if you have an idea for a new tool, contact Joshua Ryf at (512) 437-5441 or email joshua.ryf@tcdd.texas.gov.

Sample Social Media Content

Facebook Posts

  • Post #1: #SideBySideTX is a social media campaign conducted during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion for people of all abilities. All over Texas, people with and without disabilities make contributions to their communities, participate in meaningful employment, and have fun together — side-by-side. Learn more about the campaign and how you can get involved at the link below. http://bit.ly/SideBySideTexas

  • Post #2: You are encouraged to participate in the #SideBySideTX social media campaign! Raise awareness about the importance of inclusion by posting a photo or video (with the hashtag) of people with and without disabilities participating side-by-side in community life. Learn more about the campaign and how you can get involved at the link below. http://bit.ly/SideBySideTexas

Tweets

  • Tweet #1: Raise awareness about the importance of #inclusion by getting involved in #SideBySideTX. Learn more: http://bit.ly/SideBySideTexas

  • Tweet #2: Share your #SideBySideTX photo or video and raise awareness about the importance of inclusion. Learn more: http://bit.ly/SideBySideTexas

  • Tweet #3: #SideBySideTX is a social media campaign conducted to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion. Learn more: http://bit.ly/SideBySideTexas

Social Media Banners

Give your Facebook or Twitter page a Side-By-Side Texas feel during the month of March! Just download one of the social media banners below and add it to your social media platform.

Sample Newsletter Content

Get Involved in #SideBySideTX

Side-By-Side Texas is a social media campaign conducted during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (March) to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion for people of all abilities. All over Texas, people with and without disabilities make contributions to their communities, participate in meaningful employment, and have fun together — side-by-side. To get involved in the campaign, just take a photo or record a short video of people with and without disabilities participating in community life side-by-side. Then, add the photo or video to your favorite social media platform, include the hashtag #SideBySideTX, and share your post with the people in your network. To learn more about the campaign, including other ways to get involved, visit the Side-By-Side Texas webpage

Side-By-Side Texas Flyer

You can download and print the Side-By-Side Texas flyer to handout at events, post on a bulletin board, and more — #SideBySideTX Flyer (PDF, 1 page, 118 KB)