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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

A Step Up Academy’s vision is to prepare our students for the world and the world for our students. Our progressive commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is core to that vision. To create an inclusive world, people of all backgrounds and perspectives should be welcomed, appreciated, and celebrated.



ASUA welcomes people of all abilities, ages, family structures, genders, orientations, races and ethnicities, religions, and

socio-economic statuses.


ASUA respects the individual experience, knowledge, and contribution of each member of our greater community.


ASUA celebrates diversity in all forms and values the impact diversity has in creating truly inclusive and equitable communities.

"Toilet Talks" and Bulletin Boards

At ASUA, we know that everyone learns best in different ways. Because of this, we provide our DEI information through many pathways including newsletters, in-service training, posters, and more! Above is a slideshow of "Toilet Talks," posters that are displayed in bathrooms to read while you sit. They are in reverse-chronological order.

Past DEI Newsletters

Click the image to read that month's newsletter.


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May 2024

- Mental Health Awareness Month

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June 2024

- Autistic Pride Day

- Juneteenth

- LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

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December 2023

- Universal Human Rights Month

- Universal Hour of Peace

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January 2024

- National Poverty in America Awareness Month

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March 2024

- Neurodiversity Celebration Week

- World Down Syndrome Day

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April 2024

- World Autism Acceptance Month

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July 2023

- Disability Pride Month

- National Park

& Recreation Month

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September 2023


- Our Identities

- Our 23/24 DEI Goals

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October 2023

- Unconscious/Implicit Bias

- ADHD Awareness Month

- AAC Awareness Month

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November 2023

- Native American

Heritage Month

- Ableism & Ableist Microaggressions


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June 2023

- National Caribbean American Heritage Month

- LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

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March 2023

May 2023

April 2023

- Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

- Jewish American

Heritage Month

- May Health Observances

- Autism Acceptance Month

- National Minority Health Month

- Siblings Day

- GLSEN Day of Silence

- Developmental Disability Awareness Month

- Women's History Month

- Cerebral Palsy

Awareness Month


February 2023

- Black History Month

- Noteable Birthdays

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October 2022

September 2022

November 2022

- Native American Heritage Month

- Epilepsy Awareness Month

- Understanding Perspectives

- LGBTQ+ History Month

- National Disability Employment Awareness Month

- Bullying Prevention Month

- DEI this Year


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July 2022

June 2022

- Disability Pride

- LGBTQ Pride

- Identity

April 2022

- Autism Acceptance Day

- Identity and Self-Advocacy

May 2022

- Jewish American

Heritage Month

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March 2022

February 2022

November 2021

December 2021

- Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

- Women's History Month

- Black History Month

- Universal Human Rights Month

- Native American

Heritage Month

- Answering Hard Questions

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October 2021

September 2021

- Bullying Prevention Month

- LGBT+ History Month

- Disability Employment Month

- Diversity Terminology


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June 2021

- LGBT+ Pride Month

- Juneteenth

May 2021

- Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

- Health Observances Month

April 2021

- Autism Awareness Month

- What is Neurodiversity?

July 2021

- Disability Independence Day

- Residential Boarding Schools, The Aftermath


March 2021

- Women's History Month

- Developmental Disabilities

Awareness Month

- Microaggressions

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February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

- Black History Month

- Poverty in America

Awareness Month

- Mental Health & Self-Care

- Universal Human Rights Month


November 2020

- What is DEI?

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