Mich. elementary students to take disability-awareness workshop

12/18/2013 | Heritage.com (Michigan)

Bates Elementary School students in Dexter, Mich., will get a look at what students with disabilities experience through a workshop led by teacher consultant Mary Glidden. To get an idea of what students with disabilities face, the students will visit six stations that test their fine-motor skills with exercises such as unwrapping a piece of candy with masking tape on their fingers or balancing a balloon in one hand while attempting to write with the other one. "The idea behind the workshop was to advocate for our special education students and to provide a better understanding of struggles different individuals may face," Glidden said.

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