“Don’t assume we don’t know anything because we have a disability, treat us the same as everyone else. We are not as different as you think.”

GMSA created this workshop to help school-aged kids understand that people with disabilities are the same as they are. The workshop teaches students that names like “retard” and “dummy” are very hurtful and how it makes people feel to be called bad names. In the workshop, students will brainstorm what to do when they see someone picking on a person with a developmental disability. Students will practice helping each other with role plays. The workshop is a fun way to raise awareness in schools about how to include people with disabilities.

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