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Disability Etiquette

In this article, Disability Rights and Resources outlines appropriate behavior, conversational cues, and common courtesies to internalize and enact when spending time with a person with a disability.
Grade Level
Disability Rights and Resources
Topic
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Understanding Disabilities

This lesson helps students increase knowledge about people with disabilities and explore ways to sensitively communicate with people with disabilities.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

What is a Disability?

This lesson helps students increase knowledge about people with disabilities and explore ways to sensitively communicate with people with disabilities.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
ARTICLE

Making Disability Explicit

In order to teach tolerance, a teacher must proactively bring in those who are typically left out of the mainstream. With the 2010 release of the HBO movie about her life, Temple Grandin may be going mainstream. But autism remains an enigma to most people. So I was thrilled when my student teacher, Eva Oliver, prepared a lesson about Temple Grandin and her work as a livestock equipment designer at the beginning of National Autism Awareness Month.
LEARNING PLAN

Disabilities within Sports

  • Can anyone really play sports?
  • How can we celebrate what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Science & Health
    Topic
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Disability does not Define

  • How can I describe ways people are different from me?
  • How am I the same as other people? How am I different from other people?
  • What are the differences between how I live and how others live?
  • How can I learn more about other people?
  • Are people all the same?
  • Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Arts
    Science & Health
    Topic
    Social Justice Domains
    ARTICLE

    No Joking Matter: Words and Disability

    While we are increasingly aware of the need to address racist, sexist, homophobic, ageist and classist language, ableist language is too often disregarded.
    ARTICLE

    Looking Past the Disability to the Person

    I do not bark. I do not swing open my mouth and chomp my teeth six times while telling a story. The n-word does not dart suddenly from my mouth. And derogatory comments about gays and lesbians? They do not spew from me. My mere presence in a movie theater or a restaurant or a subway does not arouse anger or disgust from others. But then, I am not Marc Elliot.