Disability Awareness Program
As schools move towards inclusive education, it is important to build a culture of acceptance in the community. The Easter Seals Disability Awareness Program is an interactive curriculum with hands-on, experiential learning activities that are designed to:
- Promote awareness
- Encourage thoughtful consideration of differences
- Suggest the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities
Presented at community preschools and kindergartens, this program is designed so that typical children may “experience” a disability, so they may understand and accept future interaction with children and adults with disabilities. The curriculum is adapted to the needs of a particular school, classroom, or community group. The program focuses on teaching students that people are more alike than they are different and even though there are differences everyone enjoys the same things.
Click here for the 2019 Building Disability Awareness Program brochure.
Have fun and increase awareness of disabilities with Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania's educational Hop-N-Ing program, which is designed for children ages 3 to 8 from pre-school to second grade. For more information about Hop-N-Ing please contact us via email at bahelffrichwcpenna.org or by phone 412-281-7244, ext. 1229.