Jeannie Dixon (JD5553@PANAM.BITNET)
Thu, 22 Aug 1991 13:54:00 CDT
We have a local Children's Museum that has a wonderful exhibit to teach what it
is like to be handicapped. The "Handicap-able" exhibit has a wheelchair with a
ramp, glasses that block out your vision, gloves that imitate arthritis
stiffness, etc. The exhibit travels to various locations (schools, churches,
Boys Clubs, etc). It is a big hit with the kids, and an eye-opener!
A group could easily put together its own type of exhibit. I know in High
School, one of the classes had to be "disabled" for a day. One of my friends
had to smear Vaseline on her glasses, another had to stuff cotton in her ears.
These were to help them sympathize/empathize with those with handicaps.
Lots of different activities could be held to raise awareness of the
"differences" people have.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City