Friday, November 16, 2012

Connect-Ability students challenge you to get involved in raising awareness about disabilities. We want to find new ways to engage our friends in thinking about how to include students with disabilities in every part of school life. We’re happy when you respond to our blog and share with us what you are doing to help raise awareness in your school. Some of you send us poetry and some send us articles or personal stories. We receive art work and photographs. Students we may never meet are connecting with us to contribute to the disability awareness discussion. Knowledge is power. The more we know about disabilities and the many people affected by them the closer we will be to an inclusive environment where we can all learn from one another. Tell us what you think.

1 comment:

  1. I think that this is very true. Knowledge is power; however I also think a lot of students just aren’t knowledgeable about disabilities. It should start in our schools because more often than not that is where the first encounter with a person with a disability will take place. Reaching out to schools to offer ideas about disability awareness activities could be a first step in educating students and beginning a discussion about disability that could lead to changing attitudes.