People First, Disabilities Second
People First, Disabilities Second is a program that brings education about people living with Disabilities from our trained, Confidence Learning Center Program Staff into the local school curriculum. Between the months of November and April, a member of the our team will go into classrooms from 1st - 4th grade teaching about the abilities of the people we serve everyday.
For additional information, or to find out how we can come to your school, contact Amynda Hadfield at 218-828-2344. Or fill out the contact form below!
How Many Sessions Are Included?
Your payment includes 3 sessions: an educational session, hands-on activity session, and a guest speaker .
What is the Time Commitment?
3 consecutive days, 35 minutes each day.
What are the Benefits of this Curriculum?
Disability Education for Students promotes: inclusivity, builds empathy and emotional intelligence, develops skills, and helps diminish negative bias effects.
Kindergarteners will learn the ways in which each individual is unique, and that we all have things in common. Differences are a good thing, not a bad thing.
Second Graders will learn about visual impairments/blindness, and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Students will learn the three different degrees of vision adn hearing loss, and how technology plays a role to independence.
First Graders will learn about physical disabilities, how technology offers independence to those with disabilities, and that certain behaviors can be hurtful-- while empowering students to stand up for each other.
Third Graders will learn about Cognitive Disabilities, Autism, and Sensory differences. Students will learn that people with Autism are similar to them, and that there are different degrees of impairment. Students will gain a better understanding of how to be a better friend to someone with Autism, and that knowledge plays a huge role in developing these relationships.
Fourth Graders will learn about Dyslexia, and how having a learning disability does not reflect a person's intelligence. Students will identify that they have things in common with their classmates, who many have a learning difference, and how knowledge also plays a role in independence.