Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live with autism, dyslexia, or ADHD? Kids First is a turn-key program that gives students and families insight into the daily lives of someone who lives with one of these unique abilities. This program contains several hands-on stations to help build a culture of understanding and acceptance on campus.
The current Kids First program offers the following stations:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Speech/Language Impairment
- Visual Impairment
All materials are available in digital format, and once your request for this program has been processed, a zipped folder will be emailed to you. It will contain a checklist and materials overview to help guide you through hosting the program on your campus. Other materials include:
- Instruction booklet for each station
- Brochure and PowerPoint presentation to introduce the stations
- Station passport for attendees
- Evaluation form to gather ideas for future programming
- Promotional flyer
The program is completely customizable to fit the needs of your school and PTA. Determine whether it is a student program during the school day, a family engagement event in the evening, or both! Limited on time and space? Choose to offer just one or two of the stations. This program would also be a perfect addition to a school’s professional development day, or consider holding this program in conjunction with Inclusive Schools Week or Special Needs Awareness month (December).
By building a culture of understanding and acceptance on campus, we are fostering a truly inclusive and diverse learning environment for our students. The Kids First program is provided as a free benefit of PTA. Simply click on the link below to request the materials and you will be on your way to planning a great event!
In the News
Exercises to understand disabilities aim to include all students at Cedar Park school via KVUE News (12/5/18)