Disability Awareness Program
Grandview's Disability Awareness Program is generously supported by:
Grandview's Disability Awareness Program is a free service to our community in Durham Region to educate students about differences, while advocating acceptance and inclusion. Our Disability Awareness Program Coordinator is available to work with parents/guardians to develop a presentation with a particular child/youth in mind, or can conduct presentations tailored for various age groups to raise general awareness of disabilities - and abilities.
Parents/guardians, principals, teachers and staff can request a presentation by submitting a request here
The Disability Awareness Program makes a difference in the lives of families everyday.
Feedback about Grandview's Disability Awareness Program:
"The Disability Awareness Program promotes awareness and equity and highlights ways that students' differences can be valued."
"Visual aids were excellent. Interaction and questions from the students were always encouraged."
"The presentation was engaging and interesting. Thanks!"
"This was very positive in increasing awareness of the abilities of children with various challenges."
"I like how the presentation got the kids thinking and sharing. It was worthwhile - and the presenter was enthusiastic."
"Excellent presentation involving students from JK to Grade 8. Everyone was able to learn and participate."
"Overall I thought the presentation went very well. It has led to some of the students attempting to form some positive relationships with J. I think the most received and helpful part was the book about J. It led me to think that if I have/we have a student with J's needs again it, would be great if they entered their new [school] environment with a book like this." - Paul Switzer, Kindergarten Teacher, Glen Dhu Public School, Whitby