Disability Awareness Toolkit
Below is a list of resources that the DSA of DE recommends to educators as teaching tools. The list includes a variety of lesson plans, videos and reading materials for a variety of age groups. Please click on the bolded titles of each resource to be automatically directed to the website mentioned.
What is Down syndrome Video: This 5 minute video gives a great synopsis of Down syndrome. What it means when someone has it, differences and similarities you may notice. It is appropriate for anyone from grade school children to adults!
Information about Down syndrome Video: Maddex and his mom share information about Down syndrome!
World Down Syndrome Day Video: Maddex and his mom explain the importance of World Down syndrome Day and Rock Your Socks!
The Get Into It Programming from Special Olympics: Interactive, age-appropriate service-learning curriculum is designed to advance students’ civic knowledge and skill development, promote acceptance and understanding of people’s differences and to motivate them to become advocates for and together with all people. A quick account sign-up gives you a free access to all the material.
Lesson Plans by Grade: These lesson plans were created by a local mom of a child with Down syndrome who is also a teacher. These lesson plans are available for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. This is a useful resource for teaching elementary students about Down syndrome, friendship, and acceptance. Note: There is a small fee of $5.50 for these materials.
Inclusion is Belonging Video: A short and sweet video (about a minute and a half) that talks about inclusion.