Sense of Belonging

In by Paige Haberkorn

What is a sense of belonging?

Feeling that others understand you and accept you for who you are. Ideally, a sense of belonging…

  • Means that you are accepted in your school and community.
  • Gives you opportunities to serve as a leader.
  • Provide opportunities to spend time with others that have similar interests.
  • Allows you to have fun with people you can trust.

A sense of belonging happens when…

  • You are included in activities at your school and community.
  • You have the supports that you need to participate in activities with your friends and peers.
  • You can make friends with other people with and without disabilities.
  • You can be comfortable in social activities and talking with new people.