Understanding Disabilities

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Framework
People with disabilities often face insensitivity that can make it difficult for them to interact with others. In some cases, the insensitivity arises when others don’t understand the nature of the disability, or do not recognize it. Particularly in school environments, people with disabilities are often ostracized, teased or bullied.

Learning to be sensitive to people with disabilities is an important part of tolerance toward others. 

Professional Development

  • Test Yourself for Hidden Bias Students—and teachers—may not realize what hidden biases and preferences exist in their psyches. Psychologists at Harvard, the University of Virginia and the University of Washington created “Project Implicit” to develop Hidden Bias Tests to measure unconscious bias.

ELEMENTARY GRADES (K-2, 3-5)

MIDDLE GRADES (6-8)

HIGH SCHOOL (9-12)