Parents and Teachers would you like to….
- stop teasing in the classroom/school?
- educate students about different disabilities?
- create a safe environment that celebrates differences?
- have your students experience different disabilities?
These classes give students the experience of seeing the world from the prospective of someone who has a disability and allows them to speak freely about their thoughts and feelings regarding people with disabilities.
- for grades 4 and up
- no more than 32 students
- tailored to meet your time needs (3 hr minimum, 6 hr maximum)
- hands on activities
- follow up activities for teacher to do in the future
- worksheet packet for students to take home with them
Contact us to get a quote for your Ability Awareness Class.
“Miss Amy presented an Ability Awareness Day for my fourth/fifth grade combination class on 3 consecutive years. Each year she was asked back by the principal. The goal was to enable the students to grasp a definition of disability, and understanding of what it means to live with a disability, and finally to be comfortable in a mixed-ability setting. Miss Amy has an uncanny ability to help children without disabilities understand what it means to have a disability. Through creative mini-lessons such as glasses with varying degrees of vision impairment, or only allowing the use of one arm to perform a typically two-handed task, she was able to temporarily “disable” my students. These hands-on, experiment-based lessons brought home what living with a disability is like. Miss Amy also debunked many unfavorable myths and common misbeliefs about people with disabilities. It is without reservation that I recommend her as a creator, and as a teacher.”