Beyond the Page Book Discussion
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Central - Browning Event Room B
Join us to connect the story to real-life experiences.
Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories by R.J. Palacio (a companion to Wonder). ARC self advocates, in partnership with EVPL, will join us for a panel discussion.
A letter from ARC:
Take advantage of Disabilities Awareness Month and use this as an opportunity to help children develop positive attitudes and behaviors toward people with disabilities. Here are some ideas of things you can do with children to support Disabilities Awareness Month.
Have a discussion with your child about how our differences make us unique and improve our community. Encourage children to respect differences.
Read a book with your child that relates to disabilities awareness and diversity.
Talk with your child about abilities. Encourage them to focus on abilities rather than disabilities.
Use People First Language when communicating. People First Language puts the person before the disability, and describes what a person has, not who a person is.
Avoid the use of the R-word. The R-word or retard(ed) has found a place in common language and seems to be accepted by most, despite the fact that its use, casual or otherwise, is hurtful to millions of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those that love them.