Orange County Junior High, High School and College Students Can Earn Community Service Credits, HELP TO PREVENT BULLYING and increase support, especially for people with developmental disabilities.
Introduce a book that teaches children to accept and befriend others who may look or act differently. You will contact leaders of youth groups, clubs, after school programs, churches and synagogues in your OWN community … on your OWN schedule. If the leaders agree to present the book to children ages 5-12, the Grandparent Autism Network will donate a book and a teaching guide for them to use with their group.
THIS IS A GREAT PROJECT FOR SCHOOL CLUBS AND TEEN COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS!
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Documents for Download
The Special Needs Acceptance Book Project
The Special Needs Acceptance Book Project is sponsored by GAN to prevent bullying. It is intended for children ages 5-12 years, to raise awareness and empathy for people with all developmental disabilities.
Why is the Project Important?
The book covers a wide range of disabilities and conditions including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, asthma, blindness, deafness, emotional and behavioral challenges and learning disabilities like dyslexia and ADHD. A Teacher’s Guide provides lesson plans which are compliant with numerous National and State Content Standards and National Character Education Standards. The guide includes interactive activities and creative ideas for using the book in classrooms and other group settings. Lesson plans are easily adapted to ability levels and may be incorporated into the current curriculum for language arts, science, history and character education.
Who Can Use This Project Effectively?
The project may be introduced by educators, religious and youth group leaders, librarians, parents and volunteers as an inclusion tool to increase understanding and encourage a more tolerant environment. It emphasizes that we are all different, we are all special and we all deserve to be understood and accepted.
Where Can You Get This Book and Teaching Guide?
The Special Needs Acceptance Book by Ellen Sabin is available in bookstores, online booksellers and on the author’s website, www.wateringcanpress.com . The Teachers Guide for school classrooms, a Guide for Teachers in Christian Settings and a Jewish Teaching Guide are also available at no cost for downloading at www.wateringcanpress.com . The Grandparent Autism Network has a limited number of books and guides available for distribution in the community.
Documents for Download
Special Needs Project (PDF)