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.