There are more than 43 million Americans with disabilities. Nearly half are school-aged children being educated in public and private school with children who do not have disabilities. The Disability Awareness Program (DAP) is designed to help kids learn about and understand that kids with disabilities are just like them; their disability does not change who they are.
Each lesson contains an activity to help students understand what it might be like to have a disability. DAP is a great supplement to a school's social-emotional curriculum and helps meet the state requirement to promote an annual campaign about disability awareness.
The program can be taught at any time of the year. DAP can be used in conjunction with Coins for Kids, a student's first lesson in philanthropy.
Lesson on Vision Impairment
Lesson on Hearing Disabilities
Lesson on Learning Disabilities
Lesson on Physical Disabilities
Lesson on Autism
Lesson on Bullying
Celebrating Our Differences
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