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ERIC Number: EJ766504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
The SHARP Program: Giving Kids Chances to Excel
Kenney, Rich
Exceptional Parent, v37 n6 p36-37 Jun 2007
In this article, the author describes the Sports, Habilitation, and Recreation Program (SHARP), a program of the Foundation for Blind Children in Phoenix, Arizona. The SHARP program aims to help children, who have visual impairments, achieve goals, develop independence, and make friends. One of the unique features of the SHARP program is that it encourages siblings to participate. Volunteers play a significant role in the SHARP program. Two volunteers, Julie Dale and her daughter, Taylor, belong to the National Charities League, which provides opportunities for mothers and daughters to volunteer together. Taylor finds the program to be inspirational to her because "the kids have such a positive outlook on life and their disabilities." Positive responses from the students who have participated in the program are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona