Disabilities Awareness vs. Handicap Awareness MB's
Bruce Nelson (nelson@KODAK.COM)
Tue, 7 Sep 1993 11:41:43 -0400
I received a copy of the requirements for the new Disabilities Awareness.
Below are the differences between the new badge and its predecessor,
Disabilities Awareness | Handicap Awareness
1. Visit an agency that works 1. Visit an agency that works
with the physically, with the physically,
mentally, emotionally, or | sensory, or mentally
educationally disabled | handicapped. Collect their
people. Collect publications | publications about their
about the agency's | activities on behalf of
activities on behalf of it's | their members. Learn what
members. Learn what is being | is being done through
done through training, | training, employment, and
employment, and education of | education of their members.
their members. <
2. Speak with a person with a | 2. For a 1-hour period, under
disability or read an | each of the following
article or book by or about | handicapping conditions, go
a person with a disability | about your normal routines
and report to your counselor | -- studying, watching
what you learned about that | television, doing your
person's experiences in | chores around your home.
dealing with a disability. | Keep a record of your
> limitations as well as how
> you adjusted to the problems
> that were created. Tell
> your responses and reaction
> after doing this.
3. Spend fifteen hours within a | [a] Hearing impairment --
three-month period in one of | muffle your ears with
the following ways: | bandages.
[a] Visit a Cub Scout pack | [b] sight impairment --
or Boy Scout troop that | blindfold your eyes.
works with Scouts with |
disabilities. Learn about | [c] Manual impairment --
their activities, assist the | immobilize your writing arm
> so it can't be used
> [d] Mobility impairment --
> immobilize one leg so it
> can't be used normally.
> 3. Spend 15 hours within a
> 3-month period in one of the
> following ways:
> [a] Visit a sheltered
> workshop for adults with a
> handicapping condition.
> [b] Visit a special Cub
> Scout pack or Boy Scout
> troop. Learn about their
> activities, assist the
leaders, and work with the leaders, and work with the
members of the group. members of the group.
[b] Enlist the help of your | [c] Invite a boy with a
unit leader and the parents | handicapping condition to
or guardians of someone with | join your troop or team and
a disabling condition and | help him become a
invite the disabled <
individual to join your <
troop, team, or post and <
help him or her become a <
participating member. participating member.
4. Locate and study literature 4. Locate and study literature
about the accessibility or about the accessibility or
non-accessability of public non-accessability of public
and private places to | and private places to the
disabled individuals. | handicapped. Observe the
Observe and discuss with <
your counselor the <
accessibility or accessibility or
nonaccessibility for | nonaccessibility to the
disabled people in the | handicapped in the
[a] Five places with good [a] Five places with good
accessibility | accessibility,
[b] Five places with poor [b] Five places with poor
accessibility | accessibility,
[c] Your school, church, | [c] Your school or church,
synagogue or mosque | and
[d] Your Scout camping site | [d] Your Scout camping
5. Display in a public place the 5. Display in a public place the
material you have collected material you have collected
for the other requirements | so others can be made more
of this merit badge so that | aware of handicapped
others can be made more | citizens.
aware of citizens with <
6. Make a commitment to your 6. Make a commitment to your
merit badge counselor as to merit badge counselor as to
what you will do in the what you will do in the
future for people with | future for those people with
disabling conditions. | handicapping conditions.
Discuss how your awareness <
has changed as a result of <
what you learned. <
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