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Kindergarten Students Learn Disability Awareness

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Franklin Kindergarten students learned about Disability Awareness, thanks to a fun, hands-on presentation from Easter Seals.
Miss Betsy, Miss Brooke and Miss Tracey from the Easter Seals met with all three Kindergarten classes to talk to the students about different types of disabilities and how the students can be helpful to those who live with disabilities.
The presenters talked about physical disabilities that people can see, as well as disabilities that can't be seen, such as autism.  Students learned how prosthetics, crutches, walkers and wheelchairs can assist people with physical disabilities.  They also learned how a walking cane and braille books help blind people.  They learned a little sign language to better understand how individuals with deafness can communicate.  They also learned how picto-grams and talking iPads also help non-verbal speakers to communicate.
Once the presentation was concluded, the students were able to rotate through four areas, to better understand what kinds of things are available to assist individuals with disabilities.  Students were able to closely examine braille books, walkers, crutches and wheelchairs, as well as iPads, wiggle seats and prosthetics.
The Kindergarten students were very knowledgeable about how to interact in a helpful way with individuals with disabilities, and they enjoyed being able to closely examine the assistive devices.  Please click here to see some photos from Mrs. Jones' afternoon class.