Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Human Development and Family Studies


Often, people are intimidated by the unknown. Exposure to information on people with different disabilities is often limited in schools; therefore, when children see people who are different than them, they may not be very accepting. It is important to provide people who have disabilities with a safe and accepting environment in both schools and the community by starting to build awareness. In order to address this need for them, I have decided to present a lesson to elementary aged children targeting disability awareness. I have created a lesson curriculum for first grade students which will: teach the students about different disabilities, show students how having a disability might feel, and discussing how they could help a person who has a disability.