Understanding Our Differences

Each year, 350 volunteers work with the Newton Public Schools to facilitate a unique disability awareness program for the district’s elementary school. This program includes six instructional units to provide specific information and experiential learning activities related to:

  • Blindness and Visual Impairment
  • Deafness and Hard of Hearing
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Chronic Medical Conditions of Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders

The curriculum combines interactive learning about disabilities with an emphasis on understanding and respect. It is routinely updated to reflect the latest medical information.