Schools Learn About Disabilities

Students, staff try being deaf for a day isn’t unusual as many schools have diversity programs where students learn what it’s like to deal with various challenges from not being able to walk to not being able to see. Integrating such lessons in the school curriculum will go a long way in helping kids become sensitive and understanding of differences.
In a world where kids are being desensitized to violence, we need all the help we can get. My children’s elementary school has International Day once a year and it’s a fun day where the kids learn about a few countries.
Do you know about diversity programs? If so, how do they work? Make it part of the curriculum?

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    • Elle on March 28, 2006 at 4:43 pm
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    I know a school district where I’m from asked a bunch of the university seniors in deaf education to be guest speakers on deafness to hearing elementary/middle school classrooms; I think they do the same for a variety of disabilities. I’m not sure if it’s a regularly scheduled thing where each class gets a variety of disabilities throughout the year or if it’s just a couple times on a couple disabilities.

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