October 5, 2010

Disability History Week in California schools begins soon

Write To Connect was inspired, in part, by the momentum of the Disability History Week Campaign. Please read the letter below and pass it on. It was sent by my friend Christina Mills, director of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers.

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From Christina Mills;

Greetings,

Disability History Week has recently been passed by the California legislature!  We encourage you to help support the implementation of Disability History Week by passing the flyer on to your friends and family, posting the flyer in your office, around your school, or on your website. You can also support Disability History Week by acknowledging it in your local community during the second week of October.

We want to thank you again for your support and point out that Disability History Week would not have been passed if it weren’t for the passionate youth organizers of the Youth Organizing (YO!) Disabled & Proud project who worked so tirelessly on it this past year. Below you will find links to appropriate curriculum materials that can be used to educate others on our history.


http://www.museumofdisability.org/teachers_resources.asp 
This link come from Museum of disABILITY History. Info on this site is aligned with  National Learning Standards. It includes lesson plans for grades K-12 and supplemental information are available. The Museum of disABILITY History is a community-based, credible organization run by and for people with disabilities. Other resources include:


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History is a composite of individual stories. Think about your disability history or your search for your history and bring your ideas to the next Write To Connect workshop.rite To Connect workshop!