“Just Say Hi” in Schools

CPF PARTNERS WITH THE CHILD STUDY CENTER AT HASSENFELD CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF NEW YORK AT NYU LANGONE TO FURTHER INCLUSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF) has launched CPF’s “Just Say Hi” campaign in public schools across the country, focused on furthering the inclusion of students with disabilities in schools.

The program uses CPF’s “Just Say Hi” campaign as an innovative starting point for creating discussions about inclusion and for developing effective approaches to creating an inclusive and effective learning environment. Students not only create their own “Just Say Hi” campaigns, but also follow a Curriculum and multi-faceted lesson plans developed in partnership with The Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone.

The original campaign answers the question, “How do you start a conversation with someone who has a disability?” with the simple thought of “Just Say Hi.” Spots feature dozens of well-known celebrities, from William H. Macy to Gayle King, John Oliver, Joe Girardi, Rosanna Scotto, and Tim Cook. The phrase “Just Say Hi” is now even part of Siri.