Group teaches children about life with disabilities

06/23/2008 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A Massachusetts disability-advocacy group helps mainstream elementary-school children learn that life without eyesight or in a wheelchair isn't really all that different. "Sometimes there is a lot of fear around people with disabilities," said second-grade teacher Barbara Nelson. "I think, now, many of the kids' questions have been answered and they can discuss things more openly. The group intrigued and inspired them."

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