Karlen Communications Disability Awareness Training Guide

This Karlen Communications Disability Awareness Training Guide activity & project also includes:

For able bodied people, it's easy to take for granted the ease with which everyday routines and activities are performed. Whether it's going grocery shopping, taking a taxi, or simply navigating your own home, this document describes a variety of real-world scenarios and offers guiding questions that challenge students to empathize with the needs of the disabled.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Using the scenarios described in this resource, develop role-playing activities that help students understand the challenges faced by people with disabilities
  • In small groups, have students consider a single scenario from the perspective of people with different disabilities, afterward comparing and contrasting their findings during a whole-group discussion
  • Create note-taking guides and/or graphic organizers that allow the class to record their responses to the different scenarios
Classroom Considerations

  • Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, be sure to consider the backgrounds of your students when planning to these activities

  • Table of contents makes it easy for educators to find information relevant to their specific needs
  • Descriptions of 11 different scenarios are included in this resource
  • Each scenario offers additional awareness activities and considerations to be mindful of when discussing them in class

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