October is Disability History Month!!



“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ~ Christopher Reeve 

"October is Disability History Month -- schools find that annually recognizing disability history throughout our entire public educational system, from kindergarten through grade twelve and at our colleges and universities, during the month of October will help to increase awareness and understanding of the contributions that people with disabilities in our state, nation, and the world have made to our society. The legislature further finds that recognizing disability history will increase respect and promote acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities. The legislature further finds that recognizing disability history will inspire students with disabilities to feel a greater sense of pride, reduce harassment and bullying, and help keep students with disabilities in school." 

"Your success and happiness lies within you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” ~ Helen Keller


Resources:

Disability Awareness Packet

Disability History Month 

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 


People First Language Pledge 

Teachers Guide - Disability Awareness








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