Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Touch of Understanding Disability Awareness Program...DROP OFF EVENT

Please read the entire post for information AND instructions on how to register for this presentation.

This is an amazing opportunity for our students.  Please read the post and reply if you would like to reserve space for your students.  This is a DROP OFF EVENT so you can have 3 hours to yourself!

When: Wednesday, May 11th
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Bayside Church, Room TBA
Ages: students grades 3rd-High School
Cost: $13 per student
Minimum: 40 students
Maximum: 50 students
Deadline to Pay: Friday, April15th (NO REFUNDS or LATE PAYMENTS)

How to Pay:
CASH: give to Carrie Carlson at park days, Encouragement Night, or deliver to 1526 Carbury Way, Roseville
PAYPAL:, must choose "Friends and Family" option and specifiy field trip in the comments

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: A Touch of Understanding (ATOU) provides disability awareness programs designed to educate a new generation to understand the challenges associated with disabilities and to accept and respect all individuals. Incorporated in 1996, A Touch of Understanding is a nonprofit organization comprised of dedicated individuals, some with disabilities and some without. These dedicated volunteers come together to form a strong team working to help students look beyond the disability, the wheelchair, the braces, the unpredictable behavior and see the person. The program is geared toward elementary through high school students. Each student participates in our two-part program:

In the activity portion of our program, students use wheelchairs and mobility canes, write in Braille, handle braces and artificial limbs, and participate in a mirror-writing activity to understand the frustration of a learning disability.

They also meet with our volunteers who have disabilities, who share their insight and experiences with humor and honesty.
The program works by turning negative attitudes into positive ones and facilitating stronger interpersonal skills within the next generation. Attitudes improve and respectful interactions increase. Comments from students following the presentations remind us how important our work is! Check out the website at: for a more detailed explanation.

To register: Start a new comment with name and age/grade of students in your family that are attending. Also include how you plan to pay (cash or PayPal). 

This is a DROP OFF event. If you would like some time to yourself (3 FULL hours), or if you have students 3rd grade and younger who are unable to attend, let us know in the comments and you may drop off and pick up your child(ren). Marisa and Carrie will be chaperoning. Parents wishing to stay are free, but MUST be repsectful of the presentation by limiting personal conversations.

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