VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Sign up at:
The Disability Awareness Workshop is a one-day program to teach 4th graders an empathetic understanding of physical, developmental, and learning disabilities. The hands-on-activity based program is designed to help student’s understand how difficult and complex daily living can be for individuals with “Diverse Abilities.” The workshop helps build a culture of understanding that is invaluable, with the goal to learn, through experience, that all individuals deserve respect no matter how they may look, act, walk or talk.
On February 10th all students in 4th grade classes will participate in this full day event. Last year all 21 Elementary schools in Ann Arbor hosted Disability Awareness Workshops for their 4th grade students. We are excited to be offering the program to Lawton students again this year.
Please consider volunteering to help with the workshop. We need at least 23 volunteers to help in the morning (8:40 am – 12:30 pm). Volunteers need only be kind and compassionate, no experience working with people with disabilities is necessary.
Volunteer sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ea9aa2fa3f49-disability, or contact Kirsten Lebo-Talusan at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Volunteers will be provided easy to follow instructions, via e-mail, prior to the workshop and a brief training upon arrival the morning of the workshop to oversee students as they participate in activities at seven different stations. Videos can also be watched on our website https://sites.google.com/site/aapsdaw/
Volunteers may choose to work at one of the following stations:
- Physical Impairment -Prosthetics & Wheelchairs
- Physical Impairment- Walkers, Canes, & Boots
- Physical Impairment- Fine Motor
- Hearing & Speech
- Learning Disabilities
- Accessibility Checklist (students work in teams, walking around school, to see if it is fully accessible to people with disabilities)
Kirsten Lebo-Talusan, Disability Awareness Workshop Chair