ERIC Number: ED324866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Just Like Me! Disability Awareness Activities.
Maine Planning and Advisory Council on Developmental Disabilities, Augusta.
The booklet offers general suggestions, a quiz, specific activities, and a checklist to increase children's awareness of the needs and characteristics of persons with disabilities. Preferred terminology is explained and ways to provide children with direct experiences with persons with disabilities are suggested. The brief quiz serves both to discover concerns and assumptions of students and to prompt group discussion. The 12 activities simulate deafness, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, visual impairment, mental retardation, and emotional disturbance. Other activities demonstrate the power of epithets and the technique of handicapping to increase fairness. Finally, a barriers checklist is provided for children to use in assessing their school. Four additional publications are recommended and five Maine organizations that can supply awareness materials, information, and speakers are listed. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Maine Planning and Advisory Council on Developmental Disabilities, Augusta.