Move to Include™ is a national initiative that uses the power of public media to promote inclusion. It spotlights people with disabilities and disability issues – including education, healthcare, housing, recreation, employment and local efforts to support inclusion – through television, radio, news, special events, and social media. The initiative works to inspire and motivate people to embrace people with disabilities, support inclusion policies and include all people in all aspects of community life.
Through television and radio programming, as well as special events, Move to Include™ is comprised of PBS KIDS programs, prime-time curated TV specials, news and arts features, radio talk shows, social media and online content, and film screenings. Additional assets include EXITED, a five-part podcast series that shares the stories of eight young people as they navigate life transitions and a collection of 50+ video segments on inclusion distributed nationally through PBS LearningMedia, the go-to destination for classroom-ready, digital resources.
Move to Include™ was launched in 2014 as a partnership between WXXI Public Media and the Golisano Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation devoted to supporting programs for people with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. The Foundation has provided more than $1 million in funding to date for Move to Include™ .
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion, as well as the value of expanding locally-developed community-based models of content and engagement. CPB funded the expansion of Move to Include™ to five additional public media stations in 2019 in a one-year pilot.
WXXI and the Golisano Foundation are now working to expand the initiative in even more communities across the country with a goal of 40 PBS stations by 2029.