9-29-14: October is Disability History Month in Washington state
9-29-14: October is Disability History Month in Washington state
Posted on 09/29/2014

The Puyallup School District will participate in a statewide observance of Disability History Month during the month of October by organizing educational activities in schools.

 

Activities will be designed to foster a greater awareness and an understanding of individuals with disabilities. They may include, but are not limited to, school assemblies, guest speaker presentations, research and writing projects, book studies, art projects, and/or film studies.

 

A state policy outlining Disability History Month states in part, “At a minimum, all activities should provide students with the opportunity to learn how people with disabilities have been treated throughout history, how they have been instrumental in changing history, and/or how they became active participants in changing societal attitudes about their needs, desires, and capabilities.”