Voice of Care works with schools to present Disability Awareness Days. These interactive learning opportunities include an introduction to common disabilities and will emphasize that despite physical or cognitive differences we are children of God. The key teaching surrounds the fact that we are each loved by Jesus and of great value because He made us. A Disability Awareness Day presents children with experiences that mimic those of a person with disabilities: using sign language or braille, navigating a white cane obstacle course while blindfolded, participating in a wheelchair “rodeo,” dealing with dyslexia or having one’s manual dexterity compromised. Videos and learning activities can also be presented as a chapel service or school assembly, with songs and stories that underscore the fact that all God’s children are special.
FREE downloadable Disability Awareness Day materials are available here.